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American Cooking and Technique for Beginners and Intermediates

L.A.’s Alligator

DANISH FROM THE SWAMPS OF BEVERLY HILLS High end DIY Danish, who knew? Alligator coffee cake is a Los Angeles thing.  It’s a “Danish,” which as far as I know, was the original creation (the Alligator specifically, not Danish pastry in general, you big silly) of a local bakery, Viktor Benes Bakery, which was located […]


Does carrot cake need an introduction?  Not much.  Maybe just that it’s hippy cooking; and yes we were actually so far from reality we thought it was healthy.  At least so I’m told.  I don’t actually have a clear memory of the late sixties and early seventies. This particular version is moist (a product of […]