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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.

Farmers markets, the urban grocer

Thank goodness for bees. Without these amazing winged specimens the season of spring would cease to exist. You don’t have look very far to...

Which pre-packaged foods to buy and avoid

It’s 8:29 a.m on Monday. You slept through both alarms, you have no clean socks to wear and you have to be at work...

Food for thought: Get better acquainted with As and Bs, forget...

Put down the energy drinks, step away from the potato chips and wean yourself off triple-shot caramel lattes from the local coffee shop. By...

Hands on measuring

 Measuring a teaspoon and tablespoon in your hand next to comparisons of coins ½ teaspoon: dime 1 teaspoon: penny ½ tablespoon: nickel 1 tablespoon: quarter Using your hand to...

Oui, Chef! Kitchen etiquette and jargon

The landscape of modern kitchen environments adheres to a structural kinship similar to the chain of command employed by branches of the military. Here,...

Measurements, conversions and kitchen jargon: big T, small t

The difference between making and destroying a recipe is as easy as replacing a tablespoon (T) for a teaspoon (t), and vice versa. Whether...

Food trucks swapping wheels for doors

The prospect of wheeling around town in a retrofitted Postal Service truck slinging tacos and cupcakes to the masses isn't as glamorous as depicted...

March Food Truck Events

Ditch the dinner table and try food from a truck at one of these upcoming events: Abbot Kinney First Fridays (AKFF) Friday, March 7 Location: Abbot Kinney...

Meals on wheels, a cultural phenomenon

In 2009, spiraling downward trends in the economy forced Los Angeles’ prospective restaurateurs to reconceptualize the meaning of “dining out.” Instead of restaurants as...

Vinh Loi Tofu is an alright option for vegan eats

Restaurant: Vinh Loi Tofu Address: 18625 Sherman Way, Suite 101 Reseda, CA 91335 Phone: (818) 996-9779 Price Range: $8-$11 per person Rating: 3 out of 5 When I’m introduced...

Play along on Sunday with the Sundial Oscars drinking game and...

Tinseltown will crown the best and brightest actors, actresses and cinema engineers for the 2013 film year during the 86th Annual Academy Awards, live...

Classy drinks to celebrate for Hollywood’s biggest night

For the Ladies: “The Unspoiled Star” Muddled Mint + Ginger Aperol Spritz Inspired by the Oscars’ most decorated female (8 awards), costume designer Edith Head, who...
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