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in search of hare

that would actually be fine. i am starting the cooking process saturday morning for it to be ready for supper.
I'm on the west side/brentwood area. if you aren't too far and you catch one, we'll set something up.
i sure do appreciate this.

Dec 21, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

in search of hare

you are awesome Servog, thank you!

Dec 16, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

in search of hare

oh wow, fresh.
i would love that, the logistics of it might be crazy though.
Do you happen to know what ammo they use? Since i'm butchering it, i want to know what the damage will be!

Dec 16, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

in search of hare

for a special Christmas dish that has been in my family for generations.

I get all my other wild game meats from Harmony Farms.
But they only have rabbit.
I have not been able to find a place that has hare.

Anyone have any leads on where i could find some in the LAish area?
Are they even available down here?
I'm from Montreal so they are pretty prevalent come fall in the woods up north.

Help is greatly appreciated.

Harmony Farms
2824 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta, CA

Dec 15, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

What obscure recipe book do you have and love?

I adore cookbooks as a snapshot of the time and era they were published. Have a pretty decent collection now but there is one i would not function without. Five Roses flour "La Cuisiniere", traditional canadian food. It was first published in 1915, it has been in my family ever since. I have the 25th edition. It is my go to for basics.
Cuine traditionnelle d'un Quebec oublie(traditional cuisine of a forgotten Quebec) by Suzette Couillard and Roseline Normand. This one is just fun to use, old, old recipes, even has one for potato brandy...

Nov 11, 2010
GenevieveCa in Home Cooking

Takashi's noodles-ramen trial.

i don't drive and i don't know of any close to where i live.
west LA/SaMo.

But i found some at the Nijya market eventually.

Nov 10, 2010
GenevieveCa in Home Cooking

Oops I goofed

I wouldn't eat any animal protein left out of refridgeration for more than 3 hours in a non-frozen state.

I know what my body can handle and what it can't. It's a FACT for me.

Feel like arguing me out my decision too alanbarnes?

Nov 10, 2010
GenevieveCa in Home Cooking

Childhood food envy?

Isn't it funny how so many things are linked to school lunches?

My mom always made everything from scratch with the exception of Kraft macaroni and cheese. Looking back now it seems ludicrous but oh! how i envied the kids with pre-fab foods.
Things in cans that were heated slowly on the stove-top, boxes of powdery things you mixed with milk or water. The ever elusive tv dinner.

Now that i am a mom of 3, i let them have some of that stuff on rare occasions. They are so willing to try new, healthy things that i won't begrudge a few exceptions like that.

Oct 21, 2010
GenevieveCa in General Topics

B.A.D. or BAD sushi on SM Blvd, near Le Saigon

honestly, having had bad sushi, the name of the place makes me queasy. not tempted to try it.

Sep 21, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area


Soleil now has a menu of over a dozen different poutines.

And they have a take on apdc's with foie gras and a balsamic reduction.
Guedille with chicken, peas, gravy, curds. Taste like a hot-chicken for my fellow quebecois who know the real deal.

They come in 2 sizes which is great, decent price and it's available all day, all week long.

It is a must try, i am working my way through the menu, slowly but surely!

1386 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Sep 15, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

Sweet Rose Creamery - a mother's delight

Lime Coconut was there, even though i love coconut, i cannot abide lime, so it was a no-no for me.

Sep 03, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

Sweet Rose Creamery - a mother's delight

they must've heard the critics over the scoop sizes because they were huge!

We went last Thursday night, husband and two girls, around 8:30pm(love the late hours)

Girls had single scoop of chocolate with brownie chunks. Good rich cocoa flavor and the brownies were plentiful and tasty.

Farmer's Market summer melon. OMG. So refreshing, the melon is present but not overly sweet. Just the perfect ripeness in ice cream form.

Chocolate Malt Hazelnut with marshmellow. Delicious. Reminds me of a Ferrero Rocher.
The marshmellows were awesome.

I had a waffle cone(vanilla, crispy, sweet, holds up the whole time and is delicious) with banana and salted caramel.
Huge thing, takes awhile to get through but i managed :)
The caramel is very salty, reminds me of a dark toffee. Creamy, smooth, loved it.
The banana was a highlight. So good, tastes of the perfectly ripe banana, not too sweet.
Ice cream for grown ups. That the kids loved it is a bonus.

Sure it's not cheap, but as a treat every now and then, it is well worth it. No wait at all at night it seems.
Will be going back for sure!!

Sep 02, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

Food Network show looking for your favorite outrageous food

the rabbit is by far my favorite there. So moist and flavorful!

Aug 26, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

Food challenges

you're not wrong. In the past month i've been to 3 different locations and they flat out refused to make anything bigger than a 4x4, even after talking to a manager about it.
Company wide.

Aug 24, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

V.I.P. overthrown in Palace coup

I went to the Palace on it's opening weekend. I am no dim sum expert at all but i know what i like.
It was tasty, cheap, i lived the shrimp and stickyrice balls, the skins on the dumplingsd and shumai hardnened too quickly to be enjoyed leisurly and i don't like rushing to eat.
I will have to go out and find more Dim Sum places since this was only my 2nd try. I have to say, for someone like me who didn't know much about what she was ordering, the people there could've been a bit more helpful.
I am willing to try anything once, i just prefer to know what it is first.

Jul 02, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

Ketchup chips, or All dressed chips, we have them up in Montreal, sometimes i've seen them on the east coast, but never here. And the Ketchup Fries chips are NOT the same.

Jun 30, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area


Yes Soleil is AWESOME. They are the refined poutine makers here in LA.
Frites allumette, savory sauce and mounds of cheese. Delicious. Owner is an Quebecois like me so i encourage the business.

Animal, love that place, well the food, the place itself irks me a bit. But their "poutine" pissed me off. It should not be called poutine, the gravy is liquid salt with no other taste, the meat was good enough, fries were ok, but the cheese, it's what makes a poutine. Where was it?! Just call it gravy fries with meat and i won't have a problem with it.

1386 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Jun 30, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

Takashi's noodles-ramen trial.

sadly they deleted your post so i can't read back what you said!
In the end i used fresh ramen noodles that came with packets of dry bouillon. The noodles were just great. It was a case of all the stores near me running out at the same time.

I do want to make a nice pork bone broth, it's my favorite while out and about, i want to see what i can come up with at home.

Jun 10, 2010
GenevieveCa in Home Cooking

Chicken Roll

I LOVE that stuff. I am from Montreal and we had the same thing we called it simili-poulet(simulated chicken, appetizing yes?).
I know they still sell it up there, but here in the States i have never found it or the equivalent of it on either coast.
But i did find a close relative. Rotisserie Chicken sliced deli meat from Albertsons.
It doesn't look the same but tastes exactly like it.
*happy dance*

Rotisserie Chicken Cafe
3537 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Lynwood, CA 90262

Jun 10, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

Umami Burger? Um, No

that piece was filmed months ago at the original umami location.

May 25, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

Pastry help needed


i am looking for a specific patisserie that i ate when i was younger. i am 35 so not that long but i've only ever seen it in the east part of Montreal.

I don't know the name of it, but here is a description:
almond tartelette base with the jam in the middle, over it a super fluffy white butter cream in some animal shape, usually frog, pig, mouse. the whole thing draped in a royal icing that hardens into a shell, decorated with piped icing for eyes and details.

Is there any place i can find this again? i have been away in the US for a long time and miss it terribly, want some as soon as the plane touches down.

If you know the name of it as well, that would be helpful.

Merci beaucoup.

Where to get a champagne cake?

Is this the cake that has green seedless grapes in it or on it?

Apr 13, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area


I'd like to know this.

Cinnamon in Palmiers? never saw that before.

Apr 12, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

ISO Scampi

thanks for the recipe.
i make them at home, as the primary food maker in the house, it's nice to have someone else make something sometimes.

Apr 12, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

Cote d'Or chocolate in LA

have you tried Monsieur Marcel at the Grove?
I have seen it at places that sell imported chocolates like Sainsbury on Wilshire or the Continental Shop Wilshire as well.

Wilshire Restaurant
2454 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Apr 11, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

ISO Scampi

first one is the crab rangoon, i could drink they sauce they serve with it.
the other is a version of maple and sage glazed pork tenderloin.
It's not a restaurant i like, but sometimes, it's what everyone else wants so i cave.

Apr 11, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

ISO Scampi

agreed, it's one of 3 things i will eat there.
it's delicious.

Apr 10, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

PappaRich in Pasadena

This Saturday the family and I were itching to get out and enjoy the day but nothing high impact.
So we drove from Santa Monica to Pasadena, Old Towne to be exact.
We walked along Colorado, window shopped, had some passable Ramen at NagaNaga, seems to be a new place. Very red and cartoonish decor. Menu is simple. Cheap-ish, might go back to try other things.

Winding our way back to the car we looped onto Green st to see what little shops were there.
Some good stuff hiding on those side streets.

The kis wanted something desserty so we can across this place called PappaRich, the king of buns(!$WTF?). It has a nice terrasse out front, minimal space inside. Smells of great coffee.
So they make buns and cookies. Girls had a red velvet cookie sandwich. They adored it, crunchy yet chewy red velvet cookies with white chocolate bits, the size of hockey pucks these things, nestled between 2 of those is a uber dense creamcheese icing that is just addicting. Around 3$ if i remember correctly.

Now the main attraction. The husband and I weren't really hungry but after being sung the praises of the bun, i had to see for myself.

It reminds me of a rather large chinese steam bun from the look and shape of it.
First a dark golden glaze of a sweet mocha nature is covering the bun, it's crunchy too!
The bun itself is light and airy but substantial, sweet.
Then you get to the center...

Butter. Salty, metly butter permeates the inner ring of the bun.
The mix of the sweet crunch, airyness of the dough and the liquid gold center is just perfection.

The seem new here, only known in Korea.
Here is the website
and address 100 W. Green St., Pasadena, CA, 91105

I bow down to the King of Buns!

Apr 05, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

“… I’ve been there a hundred times.”

The Cock and Bull still exists on Lincoln.

Mar 15, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area

Honey Kettle fried chicken for your lizard-brain

that is exactly how i feel about this place. Not the best i've had but sometimes i just NEED it.
I can go without the sides there, not a big fan of any of them. Just give me a bottle of Louisiana hot sauce and i am a happy girl.
Even cold it's tasty, eating it in front of the open fridge door in the middle of the night when no one sees me. what?! otherwise the kids swipe it all!!

Mar 10, 2010
GenevieveCa in Los Angeles Area