Welcome to Juris Epicurus. Epicurus was the Greek philosophical founder of Epicureanism. He posited a love of good food & drink and taught that such mortal pleasures and an acute awareness of them are a means to the ultimate good. That’s a philosophy and belief system I can get behind on a daily basis.
I began this blog while working toward my Juris Doctorate. I graduated from law school in Los Angeles in 2015 and used cooking at home as a creative outlet throughout my three years of studying. I cooked and baked to take a break from the law school life and I dined out as a means to experience this incredible city and all it had and continues to offer. I have cooked since I was a young kid, being first assigned my family’s nightly salads, and come from an Italian family that shares an obsession with food. My greatest joy is cooking for family and friends and bonding over meals and drinks. My best memories tend to involve food and I believe that great food and service is one of the first steps to living well.
I hope you all enjoy my efforts. I try to cook healthy meals that are relatively easy and inexpensive. I’m inspired by all types of food and return to my Italian roots for quick nightly meals when pressed for time. I head to my local farmers market every Sunday to take in the bounty that Southern California offers and look to see what the area’s chefs are doing with it. I hope to see some of you in the awesome and diverse food realms of Southern California as I work about. I wish my readers good health, good food, and good wine. Salute!