I’ve been meaning to write about the 99 Cent Chef for some time, fully expecting his schtick to be similar to Christiane Jory, who wrote the 99 Cents Only Store Cookbook. (Every recipe is made from ingredients sold at the one-price-fits-all store).
The 99 Cent Chef is a fun, carefree blog about eating, recipes, and food videos in Los Angeles, though out of towners will enjoy the site, too. The author, Billy Vasquez, occasionally shops at the 99 Cents Only Store, with which he is not affiliated.
In one recent post he runs into “Julian Child,” a tall, curly-haired character who claims to be the nephew of Julia Child, at the Hollywood farmer’s market, above. Julian’s high pitched antics makes his video quite entertaining as he delights in finding produce to cook in “lots and lots of butter.”
In another post the 99 Cent Chef writes about his regular $8 barber cut in Glendale (read past the fried chicken part)!
The 99 Cent Chef shared a recipe I made just two days ago –black bean and corn salad. I make it without olive oil. It’s a fantastic snack or side dish or meal!