Change of plan - I will list the street numbers as time allows.
The 2/9/99 PC Magazine
www.pcmag.com 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
The + marked are from 2/9/99/ PC Magazine.
www.foodtv.com - their favorite - Television Food Network +
food.epicurious.com - from Bon Appetit & Gourmet magazines +
www.starchef.com - interviews with chefs +
www.digitalchef.com - with Culinary Institute of America (CIA) +
www.eat.com - brand-name recipies +
- - - -
www.cooking.com + . . hardware & stuff
www.pillsbury.com - 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.)
www.jamesbeard.org - James Beard Foundation
www.asianhomegourmet.com - Asian Home Gourmet
www.lkk.com - Lee Kum Kee foods.
www.huyfong.com - Huy Fong Foods, Inc. Found in fast-food place.
www.delamomall.com - not ready yet - Del Amo Mall???
www.greatfood.com - food
www.balducci.com - food
www.klwines.com - wines
www.books-for-cooks.com/ - follow the "Cookbook Links" etc.
www.cnta.com - China National Tourist Office
www.hkta.org - Hong Kong Tourist Association
www.luckystores.com - Lucky
www.Ralphs.com - Ralphs
www.kmart.com - Super Kmart has food
Lucky, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Stater Bros., Super Saver Food - mostly
coupons. Typical Torrance zip code is 90501 thru 90505.
www.sav-ondrugs.com - Sav-on Drugs, some food
www.RITEAID.com - Rite Aid, some food
www.farmersmarketla.com - Los Angeles Farmers Market
www.safeway.com - Safeway (owns Vons?)
www.albertsons.com - 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.
www.99ranch.com - 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
>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.
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
>Giuliano's Delicatessen & Bakery (Italian), several, original is in
>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.
www.scsca.com - Southern
California School of Culinary Arts.
www.laculinary.com - Los
Angeles Culinary Institute.
www.laci.com/ - 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.
www.ci.torrance.ca.us/business/073978.htm, but that lists the
wrong days and hours.
Williams-Sonoma - 550 Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hill Estates.
www.epicurious.com . Bon Appetit & Gourmet magazines
www.bhglive.com . Better Homes and Gardens, the magazine/TV show
www.cooksillustrated.com . Cook's Illustrated magazine. Love it, but
sometimes they overlook the simple things.
goodhousekeeping.com . Good Housekeeping
www.sunsetmagazine.com - Sunset, the magazine of Western living, 1898-1999.
www.pueblo.gsa.gov . . 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,
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.
- Pick 'n' Save . has all prices, some room temp food.
- 99¢ Only Stores . One for 99¢, or two for 99¢,
etc. Tip: do not use a shopping cart the first time. Some room temp,
cold, and frozen food.
- Picks of the week 3/16/99.
- At 99¢ Only Stores, try the Amir Dill Pickles. These are
whole pickles, with chunks of spices; 24 oz. for 99¢. They're
from India and are the most crisp and tasty (not hot) pickles I can
remember from a room-temperature jar.
- Since content varies by location, I should specify that I
usually shop where both stores are side-by-side on the north-west
corner of Sepulveda Blvd & Vermont Ave, just west of the 110 Harbor
Freeway, and between Harbor City and Carson.
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.