Mistral hand-written customer note
In French the word “mistral” means wind.
More specifically, the word is a noun used to describe a cold, dry, northerly wind that blows through the Rhône Valley and South France to the Mediterranean coast, mainly in the winter.
The neighborhood bistro
In Sherman Oaks, California, Mistral is the name of a warm and charming neighborhood French Bistro that settled down at 13422 Ventura Boulevard, in 1988. Continue reading
Chef Rachael Narins, Chicks with Knives
Ahh the virtues of salt. It seasons, it preserves, it makes ice cream and you can cook on a block of it.
I recently attended a Cooking with Salt class in Santa Monica, California taught by Chef Rachael Narins who along with her business partner Chef Suzanne Griswold, are better known as Chicks with Knives. Continue reading