Jenny Park + Teri Lynn Fisher: Founders, Spoon Fork Bacon

Jenny Park + Teri Lynn Fisher: Founders, Spoon Fork Bacon

Food Pro Tips To Make Your Celebration Season, "Party Perfect"

ELAINE SAYS: If you're like me, you're finalizing the details of your Thanksgiving fetes. One of my favorite recipe resources is a food blog called, SPOON FORK BACON. Founders, Jenny Park [she's a pretty awesome food stylist and recipe developer] and Teri Lynn Fisher [a seriously talented food and still life photographer], have created such a beautiful destination that it could inspire even the least culinarily give it a go. My personal stand-out? I can't wait to try their Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce, among other things....many other things. Here, they share some of their own holiday party tips...enjoy!

  1. Create Your Own Cheeseboard cheese plateVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: The Cheese Store of Silverlake 3926 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles [Silverlake]Making a cheese board? We think the stinkier the better. Some of our favorites: 1. Le Gruyère Premier Cru (or another great quality, cave-aged gruyere), Affidelice, Bleu Stilton, Taleggio. Lunch time? Get a sandwich too, they are unforgettable.  Our favorite local stop is the Cheese Store of Silverlake...They have so many cheeses it's unreal.
  2. HOSTESS GIFTING: Momofuku Cookbook momofukuVISIT WEBSITENot only is this cookbook a great gift to give because of the unique, spot-on recipes, but also because of the gorgeous inspirational photos littered throughout it. Both the recipes and photos are enough to get even the  most "cooking-challenged" people in the the kitchen.
  3. OR... Tartine Bread Cookbook tartine breadVISIT WEBSITEThis is a great book to give as a gift. It has a great collection of bread recipes, and then a bunch of yummy recipes that include the bread. There are also a lot of really helpful photos to help you along with the baking process.
  4. Dress Up Your Table: Table Art mudd australiaVISIT WEBSITE One of our favorite local [LA] resources for table primping, also accessible online, is TableArt...a mecca for super high end home dining and entertaining. They really have their bases covered...and they carry one of our favorite brands, Mud Australia.
  5. Dessert To Die For: Magnolia Bakery's Banana Pudding magnolia bakery banana puddingVISIT WEBSITE It would be a big mistake if you never had...or served....the banana pudding from here. There are chunks of bananas and vanilla wafers. Any of the cupcake flavors are delicious, just please do yourself a favor and get the banana pudding. Editor's Note: Click Here For The Simple and Delicious Recipe
  6. Unexpected Dessert Choice: Mochi from Mikawaya mochiVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: Mikawaya 118 Japanese Village Piz Mall, Los Angeles [Little Tokyo, Downtown]Mochi. This place has regular mochi, and gelato mochi. I recommend the green tea and chocolate flavors from the regular mochi selection. If mochi isn't your thing, don't worry, they have regular gelato and ice cream too...but mochi is always a fun and unexpected dessert choice. Editor's Note: Trader Joe's sells a delicious frozen Mochi!
  7. A Great Recipe To Try: Maple Glazed Roasted Acorn Squash from SpoonForkBacon maple acorn squashVIEW RECIPESubtly sweet and nutty, acorn squash is a great winter squash substitute from the more commonly used butternut.  Try this recipe for our Maple Roasted Acorn Squash and enjoy!
  8. LOCAL SECRET: Recovery Restaurant: Waterloo & City waterloo and cityVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: Waterloo & City 12517 Washington Boulevard, Culver City [Culver City]This bustling gastropub is one of our favorites in LA. It's classic pub food with an amazing high-end twist; from the Rabbit and Pistachio Pate to the Beef Cheek and Wild Mushroom Ravioli, all of the dishes are very thoughtfully executed which we really appreciate. Did we mention their thirst quenching selection of unique cocktails?!

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