Claire-ification: Cupcakes

I know you’re tired of the cupcake thing – I am.  You think it’s played out right?  If you talk to those people who line up around the block standing in line waiting for 4 hours to pay $8 for […]


Restaurant Review: Whisknladle

The atmosphere at Whisknladle on Wall Street in La Jolla is probably the best example of laid back, classy-casual dining, maybe in the whole city.  The covered patio is just gorgeous and airy yet comfortable and cozy- read: “romantic”.  They […]


Restaurant Review: Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

Dim sum (literally meaning: touch the heart) was originally not a main meal, only a snack, however it has become a staple in the diets of foodies across the world.


Claire-ification: To Bee or Not to Bee

If you’ve ever been stuck at a table next to a die-hard vegan who thinks bees are forced labor and they should sue the human race for honey theft, bee movie style? I know I have!   Well this oughta help you deal […]


Food Fight Radio Challenge! New York Pizza vs. Chicago Pizza

Its New York verses Chicago in the battle for the best pizza! Some of the best New York Style pizza can be had at Knockout Pizza in Mira Mesa in San Diego, it’s quick, tasty and has some imaginative toppings […]


The Food Fight Radio Burger


As promised, loyal listeners, here is everything you need to get your own Food Fight Radio Burger at Slater’s 50/50: PDF

Don’t forget the Strawberry Jelly and Sriracha Mayo!


Licorice Love


A score of uses for licorice! Score!

  • Aside from using a drop of licorice to stabilize a lot of flavors in baked treats you can just add the licorice by itself to a cookie or brownie batter (in fact lots of german and jewish bakery items are flavored with anise, which is very similar so you know there are already fans). These types of cookies are terrific with breakfast and they help settle your stomach.   Read more »

Parsnip Post


I love what these do for soups and stews and they’re great roasted, but what else can you do with this terrific tuber?

  • Boil till soft and mash like potatoes, great with grated cheese, or a nice molasses infused butter.
  • Cut into fries and fry in peanut oil.  Dip into ketchup stirred together with a  little Read more »

Restaurant Review: World Famous


They’re big, they’re beachside, they’re World Famous.  That’s their name! World famous is their name.  And that’s clever calling themselves that because they get to tell everyone that they’re world famous.  That’s almost like me naming my show Best Food Show Ever…except that we actually are…  Read more »

Restaurant Review: Hakassan


Have you ever intentionally gone to a restaurant that you were almost sure you were gonna hate… just to see if you were right? This is what I was thinking when I went to the expensive, the extravagant, the pretentious, Hakassan! Naturally I made this dubious decision while in Las Vegas, and I figured that since an evening of room service would probably cost me about as much we went to Hakassan instead.

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