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CHEF TO WATCH – NICK ERVEN

NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED!

It is difficult enough to become one of the best cooks in the country. But how to create umami bombs with veggies only? Despite his rough looks (yes, we mean tattoos), LA-based chef Nick Erven is a refined food philosopher, who brings his own sentimentality to the plate “I try and draw upon my own nostalgia whether it be childhood, or something else. Make something that is familiar but new to the guest. I also try and look for the different cultural connections within food. I like to find the common themes in different types of cuisines and try and make something new with them“.

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FOODIE TO WATCH – MARITA KARLSON

HOW TO FRESHLY SQUEEZE IT!

She is living the dream – at least ours. The former model Marita Karlson, a Swedish-born but LA-based mother of one, is constantly on the hunt for the next healthy ingredient (preferably for one of her amazing juices and smoothies). She knows LA’s farmers markets, restaurants and foodie secrets like the back of her hand and is the authority when it comes to “living as healthy as you can”.

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Jil-Valerie is founder and editor of Watch-That-Label.com. Follow her on Instagram (@JilValerie) or stay tuned on @WhatsToWatch to see who and what is to watch right now!