Gastronomy 101, a blog about food and Los Angeles restaurants

LINKS: Osmosis Online

So it's been a while since I've posted and for that I apologize. These days most of my income comes from writing various things and I generally have some type of writing to work on each day, which makes it hard sometimes for me to come and then also write a blog. But I'm not ready to give it up yet, I still have many lovely food pictures to put up when I have the right stories to go with them.

I have one post incoming directly after this one, but I wanted to give an abundance of content to make up for the lack. One of the places I have been writing for is a new online magazine: Osmosis Online. Osmosis features entertaining articles about different aspects of culture including arts and entertainment, politics, and food/drink. So I'm gonna go ahead and link to two of my food/drink related articles here:

The Movable Feast: Food Cart Cuisine: In this article I take a look at the many different types of food available from mobile food stands across the country. This type of food is a rising trend, but in some places it's been an institution for a while now.

Awash in Alcohol: A Cocktail Primer
: I'm kind of a cocktail freak these days, especially being married to a master mixologist, but it wasn't always the case. In my first forays into bars in my early 20s, I was pretty paralyzed about what to order, so I stuck with what I knew: rum and cokes, gin and tonics. I was never sure what drinks were "okay" to order at a bar and which would make the bartender hate you. So here is my primer that gives examples of seven drinks, each one with a different base spirit, that you can adopt as default drinks to be ordered in a bar. This is the beginning of a series, so I'll be posting links later to the next articles that delve deeper into the fascinating world of cocktails.

So that's a little part of what I've been up to lately, and now I will work on getting you a for-real blog post!


On Friday evening while dining at the bar at Giuseppe's I saw people ordering cocktails in martini glasses that had smoke coming out of them it seemed. Turns out they just had dry ice in them. Is this a new fad in drinking? Does it effect the taste? Seemed strange.

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