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Jake Fredericks

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Jake Fredericks is a senior reporter and copy editor for the Daily Sundial. Jake graduated culinary school in 2011 and has been working in professional kitchens for 6 years. His enjoyment for cooking and creativity in writing has given him a unique skill set, which he has applied wholly to his goals as a food critic and eventual restauranteur. When he is not working or in class, he finds solace in writing, surfing, traveling and riding his motorcycle.

Finals Week: Pinching Pennies

 Stretching your dollarIn my first year attending college I gained 10 pounds, half of which I’m sure was stored in my neck and face,...

All Hail, the Microwave: get zapped

Aside from Double-Doubles and vanilla shakes from the drive-thru, God’s greatest gift to cooks is the microwave. This culinary anomaly can make ramen in...

Egg cookery: 4 ways to cook a perfect egg

Breakfast is awesome, so long as you’re not the one cooking. Ask any cook who has worked a breakfast or brunch service, and they’ll...

Eggs-cellence: Why eggs are great, and also why they suck

There are but a few culinary luxuries that can match the food-gasm of flavor from a perfectly cooked egg. If you’ve never seen or...

Shopping fair trade

Here’s a quick reference guide for when you’re hunting for establishments that offer fair trade foods, or are looking for some retailers that carry...

Decoding ‘fair trade’ and ‘free trade’

People typically encounter the terms free trade and fair trade when shopping for coffee, but the two practices are applicable to almost any sort...

Baking ‘edible’ desserts with cannabutter

If you find yourself with a case of the munchies this 4/20 weekend, bust out the bakeware and put your cannabutter to good use.Cannabutter...

Baking and getting baked with cannabutter desserts

If you find yourself with a case of the munchies this 4/20 weekend, bust out the bakeware and put your cannabutter to good use.Cannabutter...

What in the world is sustainable food?

When it comes to the language of food, foodies love tossing around three-dollar words like organic, free-range, farm-to-table, non-GMO and sustainable produce — but...

Ripe for the picking

If you're like most shoppers, picking out ripe produce is typically a game of chance. As you awkwardly smell the outside of oranges and...

Cook some farmer’s market fresh recipes over spring break

There is no one-stop shop when it comes to purchasing food. Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons are great places to buy bulk-cases of soft drinks...

Coming to a farmer’s market nearest you

Name: Northridge Farmers Market Location: 9301 Tampa Ave. Northridge, CA 91324 (Northridge Mall) Market Open: Wednesdays 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. (March-Oct.) Good For: Families, free samples, dinner,...