Cathy Chaplin

Cathy documents all things delicious on Her first book, “The Food Lovers Guide to Los Angeles,” will be published by Globe Pequot Press in July 2013. Follow her bite-by-bite on Instagram and Twitter at @GastronomyBlog.

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  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Favorite foods: salted caramel, banh mi, bo kho, thit kho, muscadine cobbler, blueberries, hot fudge sundaes, papperdelle, fresh bread, marmalade, runny eggs
  • Last bite on earth: Noodles. And lots of them.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Russ & Daughters Brunch Package

smoked salmon with caviar cream cheese and bagels!!

San Diego: Canada Steak Burger's Sirloin Burger is Worth the Drive to City Heights

Churros and burgers? Heck yes!

Cook the Book: 'Bobby Flay's Throwdown!'

Banh mi! In Vietnam! It would be amazing.

Video: Filipino Foods ('California Gurls' Parody)

Sino Soul, that is outrageous!

I had one of the best vacations of my life in the Philippines. Everything from the food, the people to the scenery was wonderful. Eat it up:

Cook the Book: 'Around My French Table'

Spain! Two and half weeks spent eating my way through Barcelona, San Sebastian, Madrid, Valencia, and Girona. I have fond memories of epic meals and legs of ham.

Behind the Scenes with an L.A. Food Trucker: A Day in the Life with The Manila Machine

M&N - Thanks for working your arses off. Your food is KILLER!

How Long Would You Wait in Line for Food?

The line outside of Georgetown Cupcake this past weekend was 1.5 hours long! I snapped a photo of the crowd (!/photo.php?pid=5183775&id=249716486265) and moved on with my day. Definitely not worth it.

Have You Ever Had Airline Food You Actually Liked?

Serious Eats Giveaway: $50 Gift Certificates from Threadless

The cookies and milk one!

Taste Test: Store-Bought Tofu

Angelenos! The tofu at VP Tofu in Monterey Park is definitely worth checking out:

Have You Ever Seen a Double Banana?

Yep! I enjoyed a siamese banana in Saigon, Vietnam: I liked it.

Girl Slice Dreams a Dream About Motorino's Brussels Sprout and Pancetta Pizza

Too cute, Adam! She's a keeper ;-)

Congrats on your engagement! I'm getting hitched this year too!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

Rib eye! Now gimme dem steaks!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Southside Market Sausage

Jim n Nick's in Birmingham, AL.

Customized Banh Mi Shell for MyTouch 3G Phone

Brilliant! And, of course, I want!

Dear AHT: Best Burgers in Philly?

I highly recommend the Rouge Burger. Great location too!

Xie Xie: An Asian Sandwich Shop (What a Concept)

I am so stoked about trying the Cha Ca sandwich when I head to NYC next month. The ice cream sandwich too. Can't wait to hear the story behind that one!

My Favorite Breakfast Meat: Chinese Sausage

ME! Chinese sausages are six-inch gems! I'm currently obsessed with making this Chinese Sausage and Cucumber Salad ( Perfect summertime food, for sure!

In Season: Basil

The Secret Ingredient: Crème Fraîche

All three recipes look and sound fantastic (and easy). I like to make Orangette's Bouchons au Thon with creme fraiche:

Eating Mice Can Be Rather Nice

Onedaylingers - skin off.

mongoose - you're completely right. It's impossible to really know the taste of mice given the meager amount of meat on their bones.

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