Cooking Archive

You Say Tomato, I Say Gazpacho

By: Rose Apodaca

This just might be my favorite time of year, in large part because the most delicious, most colorful heirloom tomatoes are available. With any luck, they are over ripe for the picking, too, at my farmer’s market (Andy and I shop the Hollywood one, as you followers on our Instagram account know all too well!). […]

The Art of Dining

By: Rose Apodaca

There are few luxuries we prize more in life than a meal with good food and good talk. As luck would have it, Andy and I get to indulge in such a pleasure more often in a month than our waistlines should bear, and at times under extravagant circumstances. Yet one of the most no-frills […]

Put a Cap on the Fourth

By: Alex Dinari

As grills from coast to coast fire up this Fourth of July, we at A+R believe a meatless Independence Day isn’t necessarily unpatriotic. On my grill this supersized of American holidays will be the Portabella mushroom. Available year-round, select Portabellas with a tight underside and light-colored gills. With a mighty Star Spangled Spatula by J. […]

How To Make Memorial Weekend Memories

By: Rose Apodaca

From coast to coast, the weekend leading up to Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer—even if the official calendar day is nearly a month away (it’s June 21). To get into the spirit of backyard barbecues, bonfire gatherings, outdoor concerts and other summer fest fun, we’ve pulled together a few items we wouldn’t […]

A VIP Lunch at Cucina Nina Clemente

By: Rose Apodaca

Will work for food. That might as well be my motto. Andy can certainly have his way when he puts his extensive cooking talents to work (which, admittedly, is nightly…OK, the cooking—not having his way!). And so it came, with the promise of dinner, that one of our favorite people, Nina Clemente, came calling one […]