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4 Lip-Smackin' Recipes To Make Summer Cooking A Cinch!

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    We first really took notice of Lani Trock at an opening of an L.A. pop-up some months back, where the photographer was busy snapping candids of pretty store patrons sipping rosemary-infused cocktails. As we soon learned, this Jill Lani of all trades is a serious tour de force: art director for L.A.-based Bunch magazine, musician, Instagram must-follow, and of course, a regular contributor to Refinery29.

    So, when we found out that this local lady was also whipping up gorgeous meals sourced from her own eastside garden and nearby farmers markets, we weren't all that surprised. With the tunes of Nat King Cole and Erykah Badu wafting through the open window, Lani invited us into her sweet Elysian Valley home and shared love stories – about her doe-eyed Pitbull rescue pup, her fave cooking ingredients, and loads more – as well as tasty summer dishes that kept us coming back for seconds (and thirds!). Ahead, an interview with Lani and the cinch recipes to recreate these tasty meals. Trust, the results are almost too pretty to eat...


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