The Taste Test Video

Perfect score! Los Angeles Times and Food & Wine put the EPIC in epicurean at The Taste. A four day extravaganza of food, wine, music and more celebrity chefs than you can shake a Lexus at. We picnic in The Hills. We talk street food. We tell secrets. And by we I mean me and chefs Giada De Laurentiis, Scott Conant, Jet Tila and Fabio Viviani. Betty Hallock and Rene Lynch of Los Angeles Times entertain my shenanigans and there’s even a special appearance from Aarti Sequeira! See what I mean? Totally EPIC-curean. So, what are you waiting for? Watch The Taste Test!

A MOUTHFUL OF B-ROLL
Palate Food & Wine
Lamb Flatbread from Palate Food & Wine.

Lawry’s Catering
Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad from Lawry’s Catering.

Scarpetta
Polenta from Scarpetta. Photo courtesy Kitchen Runway.

Lawry’s Catering
Prime Rib Slider with Housemade Potato Chips from Lawry’s Catering.

Corn Salad
Corn Salad from Tender Greens.

Firenze Osteria at Los Angeles Times | Food & Wine The Taste 2011
Gnocchi from Firenze Osteria.

Lamb Ragu
Lamb Ragu from Oliverio at Avalon Hotel.

Simon LA
Short Rib Farro Salad from Simon LA.

Chop Chop Salad
Chop Chop Salad from Palomino.

RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen
Three Kinds of Pork Slider from The Curious Palate.

Picca / Mochica
Beef Wrap with Quinoa Risotto from Picca / Mochica.

Jitlada at Los Angeles Times | Food & Wine The Taste 2011
Crying Tiger Pork and Mango Coco Salad from Jitlada.

RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen
Pork Bun from RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen.

Sotto
Crispy Skin-On Roasted Pork Belly Seasoned with Wild Fennel and Herb Frisee Salad from Sotto. Photo courtesy Kitchen Runway.

Hornitos
Margaritas from Hornitos.

MexiKosher
Potato Habanero Nacho from MexiKosher.

Loteria Grill at Los Angeles Times | Food & Wine The Taste 2011
Loteria Grill has a strong showing at Taco Tequila Tryst with a Red Snapper, Plantain Chip Taco.

Loteria Grill at Los Angeles Times | Food & Wine The Taste 2011
Shrimp Ceviche Taco from Loteria Grill.

Guelaguetza
Black Mole Chicken Tamale from Guelaguetza.

Osteria La Buca
Meatball from Osteria La Buca.

Erbe Matte at Los Angeles Times | Food & Wine The Taste 2011
Root Vegetable Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce from Erbe Matte.

Los Angeles Times | Food & Wine The Taste 2011
Big thanks The Los Angeles Times, Wagstaff Worldwide, Zeke Quezada and Quyen & Derrick from Kitchen Runway. Prelude: A Nibble of The Taste

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14 Responses to “The Taste Test Video”

  1. Allie
    10/5/2011 at 5:57 pm #

    Just discovered your blog through Food Wishes, and I’m so happy I did! I plan to be a reader from here on out :)

  2. Average Betty
    10/5/2011 at 6:10 pm #

    Hi Allie! It’s a pleasure to meet you :) and thanks for dropping by. I love Chef John from Foodwishes; he’s a great friend and mentor in more ways than one. We already have something (or someone) wonderful in common.

  3. jamesr
    10/5/2011 at 7:46 pm #

    Something about these food bloggers and their wonderful photography… Average Betty, anything BUT average. I think you should change it to AWESOME BETTY. Thank-you Chef John for the link!

  4. Cookin' Canuck
    10/5/2011 at 8:45 pm #

    You are too damn funny! Your personality shines through in every part of this video and I love that you stumped some of them with your questions.

  5. Average Betty
    10/5/2011 at 10:27 pm #

    Hi jamesr! I love that Chef John :) We do love to photograph what we eat, eh?

    Dara, my sweet Cookin’ Canuck, You are too damn kind! They stump me too… I just edit it out lol :D

  6. Laura @ Family Spice
    10/6/2011 at 9:05 am #

    I really needed this laugh this crappy morning! Thanks, Sara, for putting this big smile on my face. I’ll put off feeling sick later this afternoon….

  7. Average Betty
    10/6/2011 at 9:19 am #

    Hi Laura! What a bummer to hear you’re sick… the weather has been crazy. So glad you laughed – I hear it’s some pretty good medicine ;)

  8. The Bikini Chef
    10/6/2011 at 1:46 pm #

    Hi Average Betty… no, I don’t hate you. I’ll just push you out of the way next time. LOL Great job! I’m hungry now. :)

  9. Average Betty
    10/6/2011 at 4:21 pm #

    LOL, Susan! You should have been at the front of the line… Hope to see you soon!

  10. Lillian
    10/24/2011 at 7:00 am #

    I just found you through the Food Wishes site also! I’ll be staying tuned to your webpage from now on! Great info and great humor…I love it!!!

  11. Average Betty
    10/24/2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Hi Lillian! Thank you so much :) It’s so nice to know you. Chef John is awesome, isn’t he? Bringing good food and people together all over the internets…

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