Ben Woo
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  • Venice, CA
  • United States
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Ben Woo and Kaitlin Diaz are now friends
Nov 24, 2009
Ben Woo commented on thejer's group 'LA, etc...'
"So, everyone still up for something on the 20th? If so, anyone want to venture an idea for a venue?"
Nov 16, 2009
Ben Woo and David Garber are now friends
Nov 10, 2009
Ben Woo commented on thejer's group 'LA, etc...'
"Theme - How everyone picks a different root vegetable and uses that as a central ingredient for something? Or a bunch of Thanksgiving dishes, but deconstructed or with ethnic twists or something? Date - How about Sunday, Nov 22 instead? That way we…"
Nov 10, 2009
Ben Woo commented on thejer's group 'LA, etc...'
"i'm in too!"
Nov 5, 2009
Gianna Albano and Ben Woo are now friends
Oct 22, 2009
Ben Woo commented on thejer's group 'LA, etc...'
"I wouldn't be able to host unless we only want to shoot for 8-10 people, but I'm definitely willing to prepare a course or two! As for menu, let's start with seasonal as a base?"
Oct 22, 2009
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Oct 21, 2009
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Oct 21, 2009
Ben Woo commented on thejer's group 'LA, etc...'
"Works for me - somewhere on the west side would be great too"
Oct 21, 2009
Ben Woo commented on thejer's group 'LA, etc...'
"I actually won't be able to make it this Friday - I'll be getting back from a business trip that night, landing at LAX around 11 PM. So, I would be in favor of rescheduling or just scheduling another dinner for some time soon..."
Oct 19, 2009
Ben Woo and KOKUN BARCELONA are now friends
Oct 17, 2009
Ben Woo commented on thejer's group 'LA, etc...'
"Hi all! I just moved to LA (Venice, to be specific) from Chicago and would love to be a part of a dinner some time. Can anyone clue me in as to how this generally works?"
Oct 12, 2009
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Oct 12, 2009

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I am:
Hungry, a chef, a host
I live in:
Venice, CA
About Me:
Consulting by day, cooking by night... and weekend... and sometimes early mornings. And thinking about food in between. I just moved to LA from Chicago and love being spoiled by fresh, local produce and people that have moved here from every country in the world and brought their food with them.
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Dinner party - Umami Tsunami 10/11/09

1. Shitake popcorn
2. Lightly poached egg yolk shot with soy / sake / mirin / rice vinegar / sesame oil / seasame seeds / wasabe
3. Sesame seared maguro with wasabi / ginger aioli and ponzu
4. Bourbon ginger 'teriyaki' braised chuck steak
5. Mushroom nabe soup with enoki, shitake, and king oyster mushrooms
6. Tuna roll, yellowtail roll, unagi nigiri with assorted roes
7. Green tea ice cream with saki / mirin / yuzu juice infused plums and yuzu whipped cream
8. Shiso ginger yuzu sake mojitos

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At 4:16pm on November 15, 2009, David Garber said…
You bet, Ben. Thanks. David G.
At 9:20am on November 15, 2009, David Garber said…
Hey Ben. I'm trying out your Umami Tsunami tonight with some friends over here at my house. Can't wait. Keep posting cool recipes.
At 12:53pm on November 10, 2009, David Garber said…
Hey Ben. I'm new to this site and love your input. I'm certainly interested in joining in/cooking/sous chefing/eating... hell, I'm turned on by the whole guerilla gourmet thing. Hope to see more cool stuff from you. David G.
At 12:06pm on November 10, 2009, Gianna Albano said…
Ciao Ben Thank you to add me has your friend...what you think are WE (some of us on the west-side) be able to start to have a dinner together?...Ciao Gia
At 5:51pm on October 22, 2009, SwickTaxi said…
Hi, that would be awesome! Thank you so much. We are aware of the New York truck and are hoping our truck can be as successful as they have been.

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