2013 IACP ~ International Association of Culinary Professionals Annual Conference

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The 2013 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) annual conference is April 6 – 9* at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center.

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Careers, Connections & the Art of Reinvention

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Stick your neck out. Show up. Say yes to opportunity. Be kind to everyone on your way up. Eyes wide open. Face fear. Change when you need to. Or, change when you decide you WANT to. The Southern California IACP regional conference on “Careers, Connections and the Art of Reinvention” delivered on its promise to […]

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A Dorie Greenspan Lovefest and One Of Her Secret Ingredients

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Neither of these two in the photo are Dorie Greenspan. Now, I have to assume YOU are a person who loves food. And if you love food, you cannot be unaware of Dorie Greenspan. She is ubiquitous; in Austin, Texas this past week, she was EVERYWHERE. More about that in a sec… this handsome guy […]

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Fee, Fie, Fiddlehead Ferns

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Los Angeles has a long list of farmers markets, but the better ones aren’t the closest to us in Westwood. Our two (one in the village, the other on the VA property) are small, with common offerings. Probably why fiddlehead ferns have eluded me. *sigh* I had never tasted them.

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My Time at IACP Was “Grape”


DON’T FREAK — it’s not what it looks like.  Relax, and read my whole post about what this shot is about…  The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) delivers some incredible opps for food insiders to hob-nob. It’s also a place where food providers (growers, manufacturers) pull out stops and wow us. Grapes from California always shine at […]

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IACP Roundup

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Here’s what happens when you attend a professional organization’s annual conference (if you do it right) – networking, meetups, contacts, business card exchanging, conversations, chemistry, late evenings over glasses of wine and more. We ate, talked about eating, talked about photographing food, talked about writing about food and recipes and even talked about starting our […]

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How to Become a Serious Food Blogger

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Presenting insights and opportunities of food blogging and social media to audiences ranging from food enthusiasts to emerging professionals to seasoned pros. September 23, 2011: Techmunch Los Angeles, food trends panelist August 6, 2011: IACP Southern California Regional Conference, producer and presenter, Careers Contacts and the Art of Reinvention August 4, 2011: Women Create Media presenter on […]

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Easy Fresh Apple Tart ~ Homage to Julia Child


Fellow IACP members, who recognizes this plate?  Julia Child was a founding member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals; over the years, the group’s cookbook awards gala grew to a rather big splash.  The year 1997 was so splashy, attendees received this commemorative platter and Julia took the time to autograph plates for anyone […]

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Larry’s Famous Brownies As Seen in Bon Appétit


Bon Appétit, June 2000 issue, page 169: “Chocolate Chip Brownies” by Larry Steven Londre. As I re-read the article after all these years, I’m still amazed. Not that his recipes were published, but rather the side of “cheese” that accompanied them. Yes, his brownies are fabulous, extremely dense and chocolaty with a Kahlua kick. The […]

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