As social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic becomes our reality for the unforeseeable future, finding ways to pass time isn’t always simple. Sure, bouncing between Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds isn’t a bad excuse to pass time under the circumstances of being in a global pandemic, but how about switching up media content comfort to kitchen creativity? The world of TikTok food accounts can help with just that, as well as the creation of these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. TikTok has now become the …
Donatsu: Vegan has never tasted better
Tucked away in a small corner inside of a plaza in Little Tokyo is a small yet attractive store called Donatsu, (meaning donuts in Japanese), serving craft donuts made with vegan ingredients. The term ‘vegan donuts’ doesn’t exactly sound appetizing, but one bite of their donuts is enough to shut up the naysayers.
The last artisan chocolate expo in L.A.
Paintings made of chocolate, handmade perfumes, a wine tasting, and a variety of unique artisan chocolates all could be found at the Los Angeles Luxury Chocolate Salon. In addition to the fact that the place sounds like heaven, the chocolates there were more than just food—they were pieces of art.
Amara Coffee: Venezuelan fare with sophistication and charm
The smell of coffee beans, sugary treats and delicious sandwiches permeates the air in Amara Coffee and Chocolate, the tiny shop on South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena bathed in calming brown and earth tones. By far, Amara serves some of the smoothest, nuttiest and most flavorful coffee in the PCC area.
Chocolate or vanilla: a difficult choice made easier
Within the friendly battle between chocolate and vanilla lovers, single origin ice cream maker Choctál is making it extremely difficult to choose one over the other. But purists in either camp will surely agree that flavor is not lacking in any of the four chocolate and four vanilla varieties that the Pasadena company has put great care and research into.