Foodie Con — Food Convention Celebrating LA Food Scene, Dec 3-4, 2016, DTLA, Featuring 150+ Culinary Vendors, Local Chefs, Craft Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries and Food Trucks

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FOODIE CON TO CELEBRATE LAS FOODIE CULTURE BENEFITING THE
LOS ANGELES FOOD BANK 
& LUNCH ON ME CHALLENGE

Food Convention Celebrating Los Angeles Food Scene, December 3-4, 2016,
Downtown Los Angeles, Featuring 150+ Culinary Vendors, Local Chefs,
Craft Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries and Food Trucks 

Tickets on Sale Now!

Media Partners Include AMP Radio, LA Weekly, Roaming Hunger and Yelp

WHO:               

Foodie Con – Los Angeles is a gathering of LA’s most faithful culinary enthusiasts. This inaugural event will provide unique opportunities to interact with the city’s talented chefs, mixologists, sommeliers and tastemakers, featuring food, beer, wine and cocktails. Attendees will get the rare chance to meet, buy and learn from various food purveyors in hands-on cooking classes, retail booths, and product demonstrations while bopping to the beats of local music artists and DJs.

WHAT:             

Foodie Con – Los Angeles is proud to partner with Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (https://www.lafoodbank.org/), whose mission is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community, and Lunch on Me Challenge (http://www.lunchonme.org/), to help purchase, supply, heat, cook, and distribute hot and healthy food to the homeless in LA. Your involvement with this event supports our goal in achieving generous monetary and food donations to the food bank and Lunch on Me Challenge. With your help, we are striving to make a significant difference in our local community.

Media partners to date include AMP RadioLA WeeklyRoaming Hunger and Yelp.

 

WHEN:             Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4, 2016

 

WHERE:          MAGIC BOX @ THE REEF (aka LA MART) 
1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

 TICKETS:       Tickets are available through Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foodie-con-los-angeles-tickets-26120927397?aff=ehomecard

PRESS APPLICATION: https://www.cognitoforms.com/FoodieCon1/PressApplication

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For press inquiries or additional information, please contact:

Kelly MacGaunn // 818-430-8926  // [email protected]

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Baking with Melissa Baking Parties

BAKING WITH MELISSA BAKING PARTIES

Baking with Melissa: Baking Parties for kids and teens in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

Baking with Melissa hosts baking parties, cooking parties, and cupcake decorating parties in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas! All parties are all-inclusive and perfect for Kids and Teens!! Check out the Baking with Melissa baking parties website for more information!

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Many thanks to Stephanie Gill Photography! Stephanie took these incredible photos at a recent Baking with Melissa baking party and allowed me to share them with you!

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Table set up for 2 cupcake recipe!

Melissa arrives with all of the dishes, ingredients, and the FUN and provides your child and all her friends with a fun and unique birthday party experience! For parents, this is will be one of the easiest parties you will ever throw! Melissa does it all!

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Measuring out the ingredients

Not only is baking super fun for kids, but baking also encourages learning! Math, science, and reading skills to name a few.

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Learning to measure out the ingredients!

The party featured in this blog post had a “Pinkalicious” theme and as you will see, everything was pretty and pink!

Baking with Melissa Melissa will create the perfect party for you and your child! Baking with Melissa Time for the FROSTING! How perfect are those piping bags!?

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Delicious buttercream frosting!

At Baking with Melissa baking parties, we make homemade delicious buttercream frosting and the birthday child gets to decide what colors we use! We love using the Wilton Gel Food Color in neon for these beautiful vibrant colors!

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SO exciting!

Before the cupcakes are decorated, Melissa teaches all of the bakers frosting decorating techniques, so each baker can create their own perfect cupcake!

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Cupcake Decorating

Baking with Melissa Baking Parties

All of the bakers take pride in what they accomplish at these parties. They bake their own cupcakes and then get to decorate them. Melissa brings cupcake boxes and recipe cards for each guest to take home as a keepsake from the party!

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The most precious little moment!

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Hard at work!

SO MUCH FUN! Baking with Melissa baking parties

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Bolthouse Farms Tasting and Cooking Event!

BOLTHOUSE FARMS TASTING AND COOKING EVENT!

Bolthouse Farms Tasting and Cooking Event Baking with Melissa was recently invited to join a Bolthouse Farms juice tasting and cooking class hosted by Spoon Fork Bacon!  Not only did we get to taste some amazing new juice and smoothy flavors, but we also got to do some mixology and cooking in the amazing kitchen at EATZ LA!

Bolthouse Farms tasting and cooking event

After we tasted the amazing smoothies and juices we did some Mixology! This drink was DELICIOUS! I really loved the Mango Pineapple Colada and mixing it with Pear Vodka was absolutely incredible!

SALTY PEAR COLADA RECIPE

Bolthouse Farms tasting and cooking event

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 oz Pear Vodka
  • 1 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 5-6 oz Bolthouse Farms Mango Pineapple Colada
  • Honey
  • Sea Salt Flakes
  • Sugar
  • Lime Zest
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Prep Glass: Pour a thin layer of honey onto a plate. Combine sugar, salt, and lime zest and pour onto another shallow plate.
  2. Carefully rim the glass with the honey followed by the lime salt-sugar mixture, until the glass is fully coated. Fill glass with ice.
  3. Pour vodka, liqueur, and Bolthhouse Farms Mango Pinapple Coloada into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  4. Shake for one minute. Pour into prepared cocktail glass and serve

BOLTHOUSE TASTING AND COOKING EVENT:

Bolthouse Farms tasting and cooking event

After we made our drinks, the cooking began! We made this delicious COCONUT SHRIMP WITH RASPBERRY BLOOD ORANGE CHILI SAUCE (the recipe is below).

Bolthouse Farms tasting and cooking event

Ingredients Chili Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Bolthouse Farms Raspberry Blood Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup unseasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar (or 1/3 cup honey)
  • 3 Tbsp. water, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. sambal chili paste
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Ingredients Coconut Shrimp:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Bolthouse Farms Protein PLUS Coconut
  • 1 cup shredded (sweetened) coconut
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 16 large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails in tact
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • Lime wedges for serving

Directions:

Chili Sauce

  • Place blood orange juice, vinegar, sugar, & 2 Tbsp. water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce heat & simmer until mixture reduces by one third.
  • Once mixture has reduced, stir in chili paste. In a small bowl whisk together the starch, remaining water and salt and stir into the vinegar mixture.
  • Once chili sauce begins to thicken (enough to coat the back of a spoon), remove from heat & set aside.

Coconut Shrimp

  • In a shallow bowl combine eggs, Protein Plus Coconut smoothie, & whisk together. In another shallow bowl combine shredded coconut, panko, and almond meal and toss together until completely combined.
  • Set an assembly line up with a bowl of flour, egg mixture, coconut mixture, and a clean plate lined w/was paper.
  • Lightly season shrimp on each side with salt and pepper. Dredge each shrimp into the flour mixture, followed by the egg mixture, and finally into the coconut mixture until completely coated. (Making sure to shake any access coating onto he shrimp after each dredging).
  • Refrigerate the shrimp for 3o minutes as you preheat the oil
  • Fill a tall sided saucepan or dutch oven with 2 inched of oil and heat to 350 degrees F.
  • Carefully add the shrimp into the hot oil, a few at a time, and fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Carefully flip each shrimp and continue to fry for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer fried shrimp onto a baking sheet lined with a cooling rack and season with salt and pepper.
  • Fry remaining shrimp in batches, season and serve immediately with chili sauce and lime wedges.

THIS EVENT WAS SO MUCH FUN (and delicious)! I Hope you enjoy the recipes!! We ran out of time to make it, but they also served us this amazing french toast for dessert!

Bolthouse Farms tasting and cooking event

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