Food & Wine

Food is Family at Brent’s Deli

Nearly everyone senses the connection between food and many of their earliest family memories. The folks behind Brent’s Deli, a family favorite for more than 50 years, understand this completely. When Ron Peskin purchased Brent’s Deli in 1969, little did he know that he; his wife, Patricia; and his children, Brent and Carie, would all […]

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Epicurious? 2019

Local chefs share their favorite holiday recipes MEDITERRANEO: Apple and Golden Raisin Crostata IngredientsPie crust:1 cup pastry flour1/4 lb. or 1 stick butter1/3 cup granulated sugar1/3 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. vanilla extract2 tbsp. ice waterExtra 2 tbsp. melted butter to brush sides Filling:2 apples, peeled small and diced1 tbsp. lemon juice2 tbsp. sugar1 tsp. vanilla extract1/2 […]

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Zin Bistro Americana

Where Everyone Knows Your Name Cheers to owner Rouz Yazdanyar and his charming restaurant, Zin Bistro Americana, overlooking the lake in Westlake Village. Named after the grape itself, Zin Bistro offers a friendly, upscale ambiance where you can socialize with friends and family over a glass of wine or cocktail and Chef Luis Narvaez’s latest […]

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Zin Bistro Summer Cocktail Recipes

Lakeside cocktails for smooth summer sipping Aperol SpritzEqual parts Prosecco & Aperol½ oz. CointreauTouch of Simple SyrupSplash of Club SodaGarnish with Orange Wedge Espresso Manhattan1 ½ oz. Bourbon½ oz. Sweet Vermouth2 Dashes of Bitters1 Shot of Espresso Lavender Lemonade1 ½ oz. Citron Vodka½ oz. Simple Syrup½ oz. Lemon JuiceGarnish with Lavender Elderflower Rose Spritzer6 oz. […]

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Everyone’s a Winner at Casa Pacifica’s 9th Annual Yummie Culinary Competitions

Thousands of hungry revelers arrived at the 26th Annual Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival this June 2 hosted by Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families, a local crisis-care and residential treatment facility for foster children and at-risk youth with complex emotional or behavioral issues. A fan favorite, the Yummie Culinary Competition, also took […]

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Family is the Secret Ingredient at Hatch Cafe & Market

From the moment you walk through the door at Hatch Café & Market in Agoura Hills, you feel right at home. With the large communal table, antique wall mirrors, artisan lemonades, curated market, and soul-satisfying, made-to-order salads, sandwiches, and baked goods, Hatch offers a tasty twist on fast-food dining in the heart of the Conejo […]

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Savor the Exotic Cuisine of India at Lal Mirch

Sweet, savory, exotic. You simply have to taste the authentic Indian cuisine at Lal Mirch in Agoura Hills to fully understand its tantalizing effect. The restaurant lives up to its name, which translates to red chili, using aromatic spices to perfectly complement each dish. Try one of the traditional tandoori (clay oven) entrées and tempting […]

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Let Food Be Thy Medicine: Garlic

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” — Hippocrates For more than 5,000 years, garlic has been used throughout the world to ward off everything from diseases to Dracula. The renowned Greek physician Hippocrates even prescribed this “stinking rose” to his patients to prolong their lives. Fast forward to the 21st century. […]

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The Latest Trend: Celery Juice

Juicing with celery may be the latest trend but the concept of juicing fruits and vegetables for better health has been around for years. Juicing extracts celery’s most vital nutrients. You may miss out on some of the fiber, which can help with weight loss and regularity, but you’ll receive a powerful tonic in return. […]

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Marvelous, Miraculous Mushrooms

Mushrooms are popping up everywhere these days, in everything from chocolate bars and hot cocoa to beauty products, tea, and coffee. While they’ve always been a great addition to pizza, omelets, and veggie burgers, they’ve recently experienced a surge in status, starring in a variety of intriguing beauty elixirs and foods. Why this present rise […]

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How to Know if You are a Foodie or Just Like to Eat?

There is a difference between eating and actually dining. Taking a moment to savor food and discerning every ingredient are just a couple of the simple pleasures in dining. However, some non-foodies simply consume food as a routine, completely satisfied with a frozen meal. We’ve created a list of qualities so you can decide if […]

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The Delectable Benefits of Cheese

An Ounce of Prevention Let’s face it, even if rich, gooey, melt-in-your-mouth cheese offered no other benefits than glorious taste and texture, we’d still crave the stuff. Fortunately, it’s also chock full of vitamins and minerals, such as bone-building vitamin B and calcium, that transform it into a healthy menu option. Ever since the first […]

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