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Chrystal Baker is a private cook, recipe developer, and freelance online contributor, as well as a culinary production team member for various TV shows, commercials, photo shoots and online content. She maintains, a Los Angeles-based food blog that features dishes influenced by family tradition, regional fare and worldly flavors. You can follow her trail on Instagram and Twitter--@TheDuoDishes and @AnynEverywhere.


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When Cholula Hot Sauce offered to send a sampler four-pack of their signature hot sauces, accepting the package was an easy decision. Flavorful hot sauces have always been of interest, especially ones that have the potential to elevate a recipe.

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We have a recipe featuring peaches that we made months ago. Now is the time to replicate this recipe with the summer’s best, and fresh, peaches, but there are ways around that. Before we get there, let’s talk about our most recent peach dish–peach cobbler. It is one of our Southern favorites, but we included one small twist. It’s a small touch, but those are the elements that stand out the most, right? 

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We told you that summer’s prime ingredients were key players in a few of the dishes we made in the last couple of months.

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This summer-perfect salad is just the right thing as we slide into berry season. We shared this recipe last fall, October 2012 to be exact, and even though it was a tad late at that time, it's very appropriate for today. Don't wait as long as we did to sprinkle a few blackberries over your favorite salad.

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This past Saturday, Los Angeles celebrated the KCRW 4th Annual Good Food Pie Contest at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  Chrystal and I won first place in the savory pie category a few years ago during the contest’s inaugural year, and we also entered the following year.

Friday, 19 April 2013 09:06

The Duo Dishes >> A Dinner Party

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As Tastemakers for Alexia Foods, we were recently given the opportunity to host a dinner party of our choosing.

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“What do you do when you don’t know what to do?” That was the question I tossed out into the world via Twitter last week.

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