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{oh joy eats lunch with} tara maxey…



Who  Tara Maxey—pastry chef, photographer, blogger & co-owner of Heirloom LA

Where  Los Angeles, California

Time 12pm

What's a typical lunch for you? I'm a lucky person. I work every day in a busy kitchen that gets in lush, beautiful, local produce and sources out small farmers who are raising their livestock humanly and without any junk. We use the whole animal, every part, so sometimes our Family Meal {lunch for our staff} includes house made sausages or pig heart pastrami Reubens. We've got a talented kitchen doing lots of exciting things, and I get to taste everything. Today we were testing out pizzas and calzones for our Food Truck, so this became our lunch and let me tell you something…they were carbs well spent! 

What's your dream/ideal lunch? Anything made with care and love.

Dessert with lunch?  Dessert all through the day because that's when I make it.

Thanks Tara!

— Joanna

{photo of lunch by Tara, photo of Tara by George Simian}


  1. I love going to Silverlake Wine every Monday! Such nice peeps, all around one of my favorite things to do! Good Wine, Good Eats, Good Lord what a deal!

  2. Heirloom LA is definitely among the finest of Los Angeles! This summer was spent following their food truck to so many amazing locations, never once to be disappointed by their amazing edible creations. If you haven’t tried it, you really don’t know what you’re missing. I never comment on these things, but couldn’t resist…..I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!!!!


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