Marc Cuenco is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer with over 10 years of experience covering pop culture, food, fashion and lifestyle. A healthcare professional by day, Marc spends his free time taking photos of his puppy Chandler and exploring L.A.’s diverse food scene.

Chinese Culture Meets Peanut Butter at Rooted Fare

Two childhood friends wed their upbringing and love for food at this crunchy start-up.

Bollywood Meets Hollywood at Baar Baar LA

Chef Sujan Sarkar has taken his native cuisine to another level with his New Indian gastro bar.

From One Mother’s Kitchen to Yours

Yo Mama’s Foods founder David Habib honored his mother and grandmother’s best recipes to create a healthy sauce empire.

Putting their Love Into a Texas Bodega

This San Antonio couple quit their day job to turn a corner store into a wonderland of global treats. They also never ran out of TP during the pandemic.

Three Wishes Cereal: Nostalgia Meets Nutrition

When they couldn’t find a healthy choice for their firstborn, they decided to create one by themselves.

Kinme Omakase: A Perfect 10

Authentic Japanese culture transforms a San Diego dining experience.

Buzzworthy! PARCH Puts The Kick In a Non-Alcoholic Can

“What grows together, goes together,” is the motto behind this line of non-alcoholic drinks inspired by the Sonoran desert.

Taylor Swift Inspired This Filipino-Born Baker’s Dream

Traditional Filipino desserts with a modern twist are on the menu at Baking with Ish.
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Meet “Chopped” Winner Chef Carlos Anthony of San Diego’s Herb & Wood

Attention to detail is the ingredient to success for Chef Carlos Anthony. Just ask him about his oxtail gnocchi which takes four people and three days to make.