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KTLA Morning News Anchor Jessica Holmes brings listeners into the kitchen as she shares her passion for food and love for cooking. Jessica takes listeners on a culinary adventure around L.A., visiting some of the city’s best restaurants, hidden foodie gems, and exclusive access into the kitchen with celebrity chefs.

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KTLA Morning News Anchor Jessica Holmes brings listeners into the kitchen as she shares her passion for food and love for cooking. Jessica takes listeners on a culinary adventure around L.A., visiting some of the city’s best restaurants, hidden foodie gems, and exclusive access into the kitchen with celebrity chefs.

    Once Upon a Time...at Casa Vega

    Once Upon a Time...at Casa Vega

    In this episode of California Cooking, Jessica is celebrating the Oscars with the owner of Casa Vega, Christy Vega. Casa Vega is an L.A. landmark, so it was no surprise that award-winning director Quentin Tarantino featured the iconic valley restaurant in his Oscar-nominated movie "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood." Christy even makes a cameo appearance in the movie! She shares some behind-the-scenes stories, shows Jess how to make their famous enchiladas (the same ones they served to Leo and Brad in the film), and she even reveals Quentin Tarantino's personal margarita recipe!

    • 14 min
    Authentic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza in Los Angeles with Gino's East

    Authentic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza in Los Angeles with Gino's East

    In this episode, Jessica meets the 2 guys responsible for bringing authentic Chicago-style deep dish pizza to Los Angeles, Dan Michaels and Tod Himmel. Dan and Tod have very fond memories growing up eating at Gino's East, a very popular pizza joint in Chicago. Tod moved to L.A. 30 years ago to get into showbiz, and would find himself bringing back a dozen frozen pizzas from Gino's East every time he went back to visit Chicago. Then, he and his pal Dan decided to bring this Chicago staple to Los Angeles. They opened Gino's East in Sherman Oaks just this past December and have gotten quite the warm welcome from Chicago transplants and L.A. natives alike!

    • 10 min
    The Best New Restaurants on L.A.'s Westside with Brant Cox

    The Best New Restaurants on L.A.'s Westside with Brant Cox

    Whether you have visitors coming into town, or looking for a new place to try in 2020, you won't want to miss these gems! The Infatuation's L.A. Editorial Lead Brant Cox takes Jessica to three of the best new restaurants on the westside of Los Angeles. Brant breaks everything down from vibe, to must-have dishes on the menu, and more! Hear what Dudley Market, Pasjoli, and Birdie G's all have to offer!

    • 15 min
    The Perfect Holiday Dessert with Julie Tanous

    The Perfect Holiday Dessert with Julie Tanous

    This week, Jessica is baking desserts with Julie Tanous. Julie is a recipe developer, food writer, and co-creator of the very popular food blog Julie & Jesse with Jesse Tyler Ferguson from the show Modern Family. Julie tells Jessica all about her chance encounter with Jesse, and how they were already planning to write a cookbook together on the first night they met. Jesse also walks Jess through baking incredible sweet potato pie bars, which are perfect for the holidays!

    • 20 min
    Old World Italian Food With A New Flair at Osteria Bigoli

    Old World Italian Food With A New Flair at Osteria Bigoli

    This week on California Cooking, Jessica visits a quaint neighborhood restaurant in Santa Monica called Osteria Bigoli. Osteria Bigoli is all about old world Italian food with a new flair. The chef at the helm of the kitchen is Claudio Marchesen. Chef Claudio has the most charming personality and his pasta-making skills are top notch. Chef Claudio and General Manager Mark Arreola have been working side by side for decades, and share their stories about the LA food scene through the years.

    • 15 min
    The Art of Italian Pizza Making with Daniele Uditi of Pizzana

    The Art of Italian Pizza Making with Daniele Uditi of Pizzana

    This week on California Cooking, Jess is hanging out with the executive chef of Pizzana, Daniele Uditi. Chef Daniele is living out the American dream, but his road to success hasn't been the easiest.  It all started out with Daniele and his brother moving to the U.S. From Italy. They fell on some hard times and even had to live out of their van for while. Everything changed when Daniele made a pizza for a famous actor, and the rest is history.

    • 21 min

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