Great Taste Magazine Nov Dec 2012 Issue features Chef Chris Tzorin and Chef Manny Velasco with culinary news, tips, recommendations and recipes from OC chefs.

With the holidays quickly approaching, there are lots of presents to buy. One way to eat great and save is to conduct research on the daily promotions offered by restaurants. With extra cash in the bank, buy Chef Roberto Santibaez new book Tacos, Tortas, and Tamales. Flavors from the griddles, pots, and street side kitchens of Mexico as a gift for the culinary enthusiast in your circle of family and friends.

Another popular gift that never goes out of fashion is chocolate. This season purchase from Luisa Chocolatiere. The shop is salient in the Laguna Hills community and the product is well known for its prestigious quality. If cooking is an expression of love from the heart, make a pie using Rouge Vif D’Etampes (Cinderella Pumpkin); Great Taste Magazine’s Produce Pick of the Month. Di Stefano Ricotta Cheese reigns supreme as the Cheese Pick of the Month .

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, is work becoming stressful? Follow the trend and bartend your own Bloody Marry at 3 Thirty 3 Waterfront in Newport Beach. Or have one at home while biting into the Mayan rudiments. Tamales are traditional comfort food.

Chefs Chris Tzorin and Manny Velasco of Savannah Chop House in Laguna Niguel are eagerly anticipating volumes of company parties and banquets to cater. Know how your favorite meal or produce got its name? Do a google search and find out! For example Hass Avocado derives from 1935 La Habra resident Rudolph Hass and his experimentation with cross-pollinating avocado seeds.

Next time you’re at a restaurant, observe if music lingers in the background. Music can bring forth a good vibe and can be tailored to the shop’s menu, mood, and motif.

The motif at a Trade Tasting event is to explore wines. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts. Do eat a large breakfast or lunch to avoid becoming a drunk buffoon.Don’t feel the need to stay the allotted time.

Happy Holidays from Great Taste Magazine!

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Chef de Cuisine - Chris Tzorin
Chris Tzorin
Savannah Chop House
32441 Golden Lantern
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Teri Willliams
Editor in Chief
Teri Williams

Teri Williams has her finger on the pulse of the local hospitality industry like no one else. Fifteen years as editor and publisher of Orange County’s only hospitality trade magazine combined with her consultancy for the non-profit sector and her public relations expertise give Williams a far-reaching, varied and unique perspective of the industry. Besides her esteemed Great Taste publication, she has extensive experience in the travel industry (retail agent and wholesale), event planning and volunteerism. Williams has contacts around the globe in the restaurant, hotel, media and travel trades. She has also been applauded for her enthusiastic charity work and has chaired numerous chef, food and wine events on behalf of local non-profit organizations, for which she has helped garner more than $1 million in donations through the years. Known for her unflagging enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit, can do attitude and joie de vivre, Williams is a constant presence and authority on the OC culinary and hospitality scene.

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