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Shaena Engle is a food and travel writer for a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena magazine, AOL and PokerPro magazine. Additionally, she is a contributing writer for the websites www.lowfares.com, www.Sherman’sTravel.com, and www.travelhoppers.com providing reviews of hotels, restaurants, spas and city guides. She has interviewed top chefs including Lidia Bastianich, Michael Chiarello, Hubert Keller and many others. She has authored three books, The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Las Vegas (Globe Pequot Press), The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California (Beginning Press, a romantic travel guide) and Silver Linings: Triumphs of The Chronically Ill and Physically Challenged (Prometheus Books). She is also an amateur magician and often writes on gambling, poker and magical happenings. Her iphone application, The Best Places to Kiss in LA, can be downloaded through itunes on any MAC computer or through the App Store on any iphone. Her website is www.thedivinedish.com.
- Likes: Anything Italian
- Dislikes: diners using cellphones
- All Time Favorite Restaurants: Fleur de lys
- Foods I cannot live without: chocolate
- Best Meal Ever: Lidia Bastianich cooking lunch for me at her winery in Italy
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