I'm in downtown LA. Come on over! Seriously though, no problem if folks want to get together for some home cooked food. I'm big on that stuff. Actually have a shindig tonight with my neighbor downstairs. French wine from a purveyor in my building and hors d'oeuvres.
I used to cook for a living in another life. Now I just do my thing. Lately I am into pickling and am using a variety of dried peppers in my dishes (there's a great shop for them at Grand Central Market). I also went a bit wild and picked up a few pounds of Hatch chiles during this latest growing window for them. I've used most of them. They make for a dynamite Chile Relleno! An easy recipe there is blacken the skin of the chile, peel, slice down the middle, de-seed, stuff with Mexican melting queso, dredge in flour, take 2 eggs and separate whites, fluff the whites, add 2 tbs of flour to the yolks, blend, fold yolks back in with whites, coat chiles with batter, fry in hot oil. YUM!