What Andrea loves most about Los Angeles
“Oh my, there’s so much to like about LA! I work from home, so I get to enjoy all of LA’s bounty without playing the price of a horrific commute. I like that LA is mostly underappreciated by the rest of the U.S., which thinks of the city as being the center of the entertainment world and not much else. Lately people in New York and elsewhere are starting to catch on to what a cultural center LA is and it’s driving up the real estate prices. Even though I wrote this book, I sort of want to stay quiet about how wonderful the city is - so I can keep living here!
Also, it might sound cliché but I’ll never get over the fruit trees here! Picking a ripe fig or orange off a tree and eating it immediately is the best. So much grows here: citrus of course, but also pomegranates, persimmons, pineapple guavas. A friend recently taught me to cook up the blooms from the yucca palm tree in our backyard—it’s like living in the Garden of Eden.”