Nobody cooks in LA


It’s one of my go-to breakfasts. It’s really satisfying.


Interesting. I love furikake, I have different four kinds right now. Never
thought of putting it on avocado.


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I cook. I don’t really eat most of it, but I like the zen of it.
[/quote]Me too.

Your shanks look great. I used to do something similar with short ribs. I’d slow cook them and set a few aside for ragu.


I’m doing that! I think I have everything but the kaiware.


I sometimes have reheated rice with soy sauce, sesame oil and furikake with a raw or poached egg. I had avocado toast recently for breakfast.


My hack of @MaladyNelson’s Asian Avocado Toast.

Toast, thin spread of cream cheese & gochujang fermented chili paste (hubby likes spice), avocado, salmon furikake, chopped baby kale, drizzle of sesame oil, tamari & rice wine vinegar, topped with egg and a little salt & pepper.


How do you Furikake?

Looks great! Does the cream cheese take the place of the avocado or did you miss mentioning it.


I love your eye! I forgot the avocado. I’ll update my post. Nice looking looking out.


Your rice dish sounds delicious, @catholiver!

Ooh, I love your interpretation of Asian avocado toast, @TheCookie! The gochujang’s a nice touch. You’ve inspired me to try it with sambal.


Even had some leftover pork belly to gild the lily!


Wolfgang Puck (who’s opening a restaurant in Manhattan) disagrees that nobody cooks in LA!

Puck made his name in Los Angeles, which he calls the hardest market: because people like to cook at home.

Then he goes on to say that

In New York, if you have a nice two-bedroom apartment, you’re not going to cook that often…You don’t have the space, and you still make good money.

which is just complete bullshit.


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which is just complete bullshit.
[/quote]Which part?


I can only say with confidence that the second part is bullshit, since I’ve never lived in LA. I’ve made breakfast there a few times, but that probably doesn’t give me much authority.


Oh okay. You mean the nobody cooks in NY part is bullshit. Interesting tidbit. Because it does have a rep for being a dining mecca. Then again, when Wolfgang Puck started cooking in L.A. it probably was harder to get people out of the kitchen, other than a special occasion. He’s greatly responsible for changing that.


It is a dining mecca, as is LA. But most of Manhattan isn’t living the Wall Street/Sex & the City lifestyle (good lord, I’m dating myself). I’m sure there are people - primarily young, single and working 70+ hour weeks - who eat all their meals out. But if all 1.6 million of us did that, we’d need even more restaurants than we already have. And anyone who thinks a “nice two-bedroom apartment” is too small to cook in is simply insane. I cooked when I lived in a studio. I’m sure I’m not the only one.


I’d think per capita more people eat out in NYC cause you can walk so many places whereas LA is a driving city and can be a mess traffic wise. My two cents :slight_smile:


Thats funny @small_h. I did think of Carrie Bradshaw keeping her sweaters in her oven. But seriously, NY kitchens do look small. Even in the nicer apartments. I remember the cool apartment Woody Allen & Diane Keaton had in Manhattan Murder Mystery. They had a big bedroom, impressive entryway, but the kitchen was the size of a pantry. I know, I know… It’s a movie. But that’s not the first movie or show where I’ve noticed this. I guess you just adjust to what you have.


Yes, and the flip side is Friends & Seinfeld - Monica and Jerry had very spacious kitchens by Manhattan standards. This is mine. It’s not huge - you have to choose between an open dishwasher or a clear path across the floor, 'cause you can’t have both. And sharing it with another person takes awareness and negotiation. But for the most part, it’s big enough for me to do what I need to do.


I think that’s definitely true. Manhattan is very dense and rewards spontaneity. If you drop into a restaurant and can’t get a table, there’s likely another one just a few steps away where you can. LA takes more planning. I would be very unlikely to show up at a restaurant in LA without a reservation and risk getting turned away and facing a 45 minute drive to another place, where I also might not get seated.


Some of my walls are orange also!

And, yes, re spontaneity. We used to live in SF. Depending on the nabe, same thing. Walk a block.