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September 7, 2017

Corn, Feta and Tomato Salad

This is the perfect end-of-summer salad.  Plus, it’s nutritious, too! What You’ll Need: 6 – 8 ears corn, grilled or steamed and shucked 1 cup cherry […]
August 29, 2017

Smoked Brisket

With weather cooling down into September, and that long Labor Day weekend, we know everyone will be squeezing in the last of the neighborhood barbeques and […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

April 27, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Deloitte

Lajollacooks4u is known for our signature team-building events, and last week we hosted a small group from Deloitte, the industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services […]
April 19, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Special Birthday Celebrations

Even though Lajollacooks4u is renowned for its signature team-building events and corporate cooking challenges, we specialize in birthday celebrations and other special occasions, too! Last week, […]
August 26, 2016

Stuffed Artichokes

Artichokes are as Californian as it gets, and a great staple for the spring and summer!  Enjoy this recipe as an appetizer or a hearty side […]
August 26, 2016

Book Signing and Cooking Event with Chef Jodi at The Spice Way!

Join Chef Jodi Abel as she showcases her bestselling cookbook, Lajollacooks4u:  California Cuisine at Spice Way!  She’ll be signing copies, as well as whipping up all […]
August 26, 2016

European Food Tour 2016 — Last Stop: Israel!

Chef Jodi’s last stop on her European Tour was Israel, where she spent the first few days on Moshav Sde Nitzan in the southern part of […]
August 26, 2016

European Food Tour 2016 — Next Stop: Italy!

Chef Jodi’s culinary adventure then took her to Sicily and the charming town of Taormina, where she experienced a Sicilian cooking class with Massimo Tomarchio, a self-taught […]
August 26, 2016

European Food Tour 2016 — First Stop: France!

Chef Jodi has finally returned from her four-week culinary adventure from around the world, and she can’t wait to share all the delicious recipes that she […]
August 26, 2016

Book Signing and Cooking Demonstration at Williams-Sonoma Tomorrow!

Exciting news:  Chef Jodi will be giving a cooking demonstration at Williams-Sonoma’s UTC Grand Opening THIS FRIDAY, July 1!  Be sure to stop by and try […]
July 2, 2016

Marinade and Rub for Brisket or Chuck Roast

Marinade and Rub for Brisket or Chuck Roast Chef Jodi usually prefers chuck roast over brisket for these recipes. Chuck roast has more fat and it literally […]
June 5, 2016

Grilled Zucchini & Asparagus Bundles

What better way to enjoy Mother Earth this May than with freshly grilled veggies? Simple…easy…classic…YES. Add a sweet balsamic based marinade and you’ve got instant perfection. These […]
March 2, 2016

Braised Greek Lamb Shank

This lamb dish makes an elegant special occasion dinner and is perfect for Easter. Braising a lamb shank is really not as complicated as it sounds […]