ALL ARTICLES BY Kate Eplboim
LA residents Sean Smith and Brayden LeBlanc-Jackson left their corporate jobs with the mission of doing something where they could be “as queer and colorful and ridiculous” as they wanted to be. The result is The Puffs, their cotton candy company that specializes in “huge ridiculous shapes.”
Pastry Chef Heather Wong wanted to keep the baking spirit alive after losing her job. So she put some of her favorite desserts in a box and did a curbside, drive-by-pop-up. It did so well she started Flouring LA.
Designer doughnuts became the unlikely canvas for two chefs forced to pivot after Covid-19.
Ashleigh Ferran wanted to help restaurants hurt by the pandemic. So she started In Good Company, delivering fresh frozen chef-made meals to people’s doorsteps.
What’s more comforting than matzoh ball soup? During the pandemic, these 2 Jewish Girls from NYC got cooking.
How do you make a piña colada without pineapple? San Antonio, Texas bartender Karen Tartt has figured out a way. And even better? Her cocktails don’t involve a hangover headach
Out of a Covid shutdown, comes renewal and inspiration for formerly homeless women in Sacramento, through baking and the ingenuity of one impassioned CEO.
As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. So when the pandemic shut down day-to-day operations at California-based charity Courageous Kitchen, a food education organization serving asylum seekers and refugees in Thailand, Christy Innouvong-Thornton and her business partner Beatriz Aurelio-Saguin knew they had to do something else to raise money and awareness for…