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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.

    In the Kitchen with Haylie Duff

    In the Kitchen with Haylie Duff

    Before social distancing, Jess got to hang out with actress, entrepreneur and mom Haylie Duff. Their kids go to the same school and they've been talking about getting in the kitchen together for a while so Jess was so happy when they could finally made it happen. Haylie showed Jessica how to make one of her go-to recipes, a creamy tuscan salmon skillet dinner that was so good. They chatted about her adorable family, her clothing line Little Moon Society, where her passion for cooking comes from, her career in acting and more.

    • 11 min
    What's Cooking at M. Georgina?

    What's Cooking at M. Georgina?

    This week on California Cooking, Jess is checking out a great new restaurant at the Row in Downtown LA. Michelin Star chef Melissa Perello made quite the name for herself in San Francisco with her two restaurants, Octavia and Frances. Jess catches up with Melissa to learn more about what she's firing up in L.A. Her new restaurant is called M. Georgina. Melissa shares why she joined L.A.'s restaurant scene, the pressure that comes with a Michelin star reputation, and why M. Georgina is her dream restaurant.

    • 13 min
    Restaurants on the Edge with NIck Liberato

    Restaurants on the Edge with NIck Liberato

    This week on California Cooking, Jessica is hanging out with chef and restaurateur Nick Liberato. Nick is quite the busy guy; he has 3 daughters ages 5 and under, 2 restaurants in Venice and his show Restaurants on the Edge just came out on Netflix. We talked about his new show, his travels around the world, and how he brings life back into distressed restaurants. Then, he taught Jess how to cook up the most epic mussels dish.

    • 8 min
    West Hollywood's Hippest New Restaurant, Olivetta

    West Hollywood's Hippest New Restaurant, Olivetta

    This week on California Cooking, Jess is checking out West Hollywood’s newest hot spot, Olivetta. In a city where new restaurants are popping up all the time, Olivetta stands out among the rest. Not only is the restaurant visually stunning, but the food is spectacular. Owner Marissa Hermer, who you may know from the Ladies of London, opened Olivetta because she and her husband believed that Los Angeles was missing this kind of restaurant. She teamed up with executive chef Michael Fiorelli and they created a menu that Hollywood's biggest stars cant get enough of!

    • 10 min
    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

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