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Season 5 Episode 38: #183 YSABEL Executive Chef - Alison Trent

Season 5 Episode 38: #183 YSABEL Executive Chef - Alison Trent

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Alison Trent invited me into her world for an afternoon, and it was a wonderful experience. Trent is Executive Chef at LA eatery, Ysabel. She calls LA home by way of New York and her first home, Australia. Alison’s journey to Ysabel included stints at French Laundry and Bouchon. She has been at Ysabel for 3 years as of this recording. A few things that make Alison Trent so unique is her attention to detail, a focus on perfection with a strong desire to experiment and create. Two very different concepts constantly battling against each other. Check out the Convo By Design YouTube channel for video with Alison. You can see her in action, and she is as effortless as I have ever seen an artist work. Alison spares nothing in her search for the right ingredients, masterfully prepares and artfully assembles her dishes. Her concern for their appearance, down to the crafted plates they are served on show that this is more than a job to Trent. Alison and I discuss a few issues of note… #SustainableFarming #Foodie culture, #Love of #Art and blending the two in unique #FoodStyling and #PairedPassions. One thing that I think you might also find of interest … If you are in the Los Angeles area and want to eat, chill or hang at Ysabel, they do NOT make it easy for you to find. You will hear Alison and I talk about this and it really seems like it was done by design. So, if you are looking for Ysabel, it is located at 945 North Fairfax in West Hollywood. It is a non-descript building with no signage on the south west corner of north Fairfax and Romaine Street. And it is worth finding.


Alison Trent is the executive chef at YSABEL. She is an artist and a craftsman who is as interested in the ingredients as she is in the materials used for the presentation and the environment in which it is served. Watch her work and fall in love with her creations.  #SustainableFarming #Foodie culture, #Love of #Art and blending the two in unique #FoodStyling and #PairedPassions. One thing that I think you might also find of interest … If you are in the Los Angeles area and want to eat, chill or hang at Ysabel, they do NOT make it easy for you to find. You will hear Alison and I talk about this and it really seems like it was done by design. So, if you are looking for Ysabel, it is located at 945 North Fairfax in West Hollywood. It is a non descriptor building with no signage on the south west corner of north Fairfax and Romaine Street. And it is worth finding.

Season 5 Episode 39: Pasadena Home Tour: Traditional Vegas, Baby - Santana Design

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Season 5 Episode 37: #182 Space and Time: Architects Lorcan O'Herlihy and Peter Culley

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