Cooking. 4/26/99.

Change of plan - I will list the street numbers as time allows.

The 2/9/99 PC Magazine article on cooking software tempted me into starting this page prematurely. For now this is just a place to store info. Thanks to Sharon Nash and others? for the initial links. Also see the radio, TV, and newspaper pages for other info.

The + marked are from 2/9/99/ PC Magazine. - their favorite - Television Food Network + - from Bon Appetit & Gourmet magazines + - interviews with chefs + - with Culinary Institute of America (CIA) + - brand-name recipies +
- - - - + + + . . hardware & stuff + + + + - Pillsbury + . . From San Francisco chefs. Click on What's New circle and then Chefs for Holiday recipes. Shirley Firestone says after 3/21/99 there will also be Spring recipes.

Links: (Chinese New Year was 2/16/99.) - James Beard Foundation - Asian Home Gourmet - Lee Kum Kee foods. - Huy Fong Foods, Inc. Found in fast-food place. - not ready yet - Del Amo Mall??? - food - food - wines - follow the "Cookbook Links" etc. - China National Tourist Office - Hong Kong Tourist Association

Markets: - Lucky - Ralphs - Super Kmart has food - Lucky, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Stater Bros., Super Saver Food - mostly coupons. Typical Torrance zip code is 90501 thru 90505. - Sav-on Drugs, some food - Rite Aid, some food - Los Angeles Farmers Market - Safeway (owns Vons?) - Albertsons (corporate site?)
>Bristol Farms - Man Bch, Ro Hl Est, & others. I can't get their web site to work Try
>Gelson's. Several outside South Bay.
>Whole Foods - 405 N. PCH, Redondo Beach & others.
>Pavilions - 4705 Torrance Blvd, Torrance at Anza in Torrance; 7 Peninsula Ctr, Rancho Palos Verdes, between Hawthorne Blvd & Silver Spur; & others.
>Smart & Final - San P, Haw, Ingle, & others, bulk discounts.
>Trader Joe's - Man Bch, Red Bch, RPV, & others, mics items.
>Quality Seafood Fish Market, 100 S. International Broadwalk, Redondo Beach. (Pay parking on lower level. They validate one hour on weekdays.)

Ethnic Markets. Note that some of there are grouped together, so you try a few with one trip. - 99 Ranch Market. 1340 W. Artesia Blvd., Gardena. West of 110 Freeway. Biggest oriental chain in area? - Alpine Village, market and restaurants. 833 W. Torrance Blvd, Torrance? Between Vermont Ave and Figueroa St, just west of 110 Freeway.
>Nijiya Market, 2121 W. 182nd St & Van Ness in Torrance; 2533 PCH near Crenshaw Blvd in Torrance, and others. Corporate email at
>Yaohan Market, 21515 Western Ave., Torrance. Northwest corner and a few buildings north of Carson St.
It's a mall with a supermarket, food court, shops, lots of underground parking, and an occasional free English and Japanese newspaper. The Little Panda Chinese fast food looks interesting, as does the decor in the food court.
>Pacific Supermarket (was New Meiji Market) South side, 1620 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., between Western Ave. & Normandie Ave. in Gardena. Hard to find, look for a mall behind a wall.
>Marukai, south side of Artesia Blvd., west of Western Ave. in Gardena. Look for iron fence. Nonmembers pay an extra 10%.
>A-1 Imported Groceries (Italian Market & Deli), 348 8th. St., San Pedro. East of Gaffey.
>McCowans Market, 1932 S. Walker, San Pedro. Croation specialty foods and magazines.
>Giuliano's Delicatessen & Bakery (Italian), several, original is in Gardena.
>Market World (oriental, big), 3030 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance. Between Hawthorne Blvd. and Crenshaw Blvd.
>Acropolis Market & Deli (Greek), 1730 W. Sepulveda Blvd., #2A, Torrance. Between Hawthorne Blvd. and Crenshaw Blvd.
>Randy's Farmer's Market (produce), 2732 W. Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance. Between Hawthorne Blvd. and Crenshaw Blvd.
>Torrance Pagoda Market (oriental), 2764 W. Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance. Between Hawthorne Blvd. and Crenshaw Blvd.

Cooking Schools: - Southern California School of Culinary Arts. - Los Angeles Culinary Institute. - same as above??
Epicurean School of Culinary Arts, 310-xxx-xxxx. . National Restaurant Association - Cooking schools, etc.
California Susha Academy in Venice, CA. Started by two RPV residents. Each course is three months for $1,923. Thanks to P.V.P.N. 4/22/99.

Books about Cooking Schools (what they do, how to pick, etc; U.S. & international):
"The Guide to Cooking Schools" from ShawGuides, Coral Gables, Florida. Yearly since 1988, more topics, red cover.
"Culinary Schools" from Peterson's, Prinston, New Jersey. 1998. Site at

Toys for Cooks: . cookin' stuff - Southwest corner of 22217 Palos Verdes Blvd & Sepulveda Blvd in Torrance. Also, at, but that lists the wrong days and hours. . Williams-Sonoma - 550 Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hill Estates.

Magazines: . Bon Appetit & Gourmet magazines . Better Homes and Gardens, the magazine/TV show . Cook's Illustrated magazine. Love it, but sometimes they overlook the simple things. . Good Housekeeping - Sunset, the magazine of Western living, 1898-1999.

Associations: . . Consumer Information Center, catalog and full-text of comsumer info from the government. See the food section. . FDA. US government, food safety, etc. . National Restaurant Association - Cooking schools, trends, news, etc.

Just Got 99¢? Content varies by location. Both have room-temperature foods. Also, some have cold food, frozen food, & liquor license. Both have kitchen odds & ends, but Pick 'n' Save tends to be over priced.
Cross References
See the South Bay page for links to maps. See the Books page for references to Thrift Shops which sell kitchen odds & ends. Also check "Zagat Survey Marketplace, Los Angeles" (not restaurants) which comes out every year and cover more food-related sources than I could ever cover. For example, they mention over 23 places with cooking classes in the L.A. area. Also, the Wed Food section in the Press-Telegram newspaper some times lists local cooking classes.