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Panorama Update

Huell starts this update with clips from the original episode, then heads to the new home of the panorama to see what's changed and what you can expect if you choose to visit.







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Japanese Mochi

Photo: Han N/Flickr/Creative Commons License

The Japanese New Year tradition of making mochi is alive and well in Southern California. Huell uncovers the labor-intensive process of concocting the rice cake -- also known as "food of the gods" -- that begins with huge pots of steamed rice.

  • 2016-10-24T12:00:00-07:00

Abalone Farm

Huell travels to the Central Coast to visit an abalone farm. For years, Californians could pluck these mollusks off the rocks at low tide. However, overfishing and pollution has led to their decline. The Abalone Farm Inc. in Cayucos has been growing and selling the edible sea snails since 1968. Huell also goes to a local cafe to sample some farm-raised abalone.

  • 2016-10-26T12:00:00-07:00

Lute Fisk

It seems the most unlikely food to build a celebration around, but Huell partakes in the annual Scandinavian rite of passage -- Lutefisk. At the Sons of Norway Lodge in Van Nuys, Huell watches as members transform smelly, dried, leathery fish into a warm entree. Luckily for some members, there are Swedish meatballs, Norwegian bread, and sweets in addition to the fish.

  • 2016-10-27T12:00:00-07:00


Huell takes a special tour of Forrest Ackerman's home, which was a shrine to and museum of horror memorabilia. The self-described coiner of the term "sci-fi," Dr. Ackula (as he liked to be called) boasted over 300,000 collectibles from books, genre films, and TV shows. He was also a literary agent and editor of numerous fanzines. Sadly, Ackerman passed away in 2008 so the museum is no longer operational.

  • 2016-10-31T12:00:00-07:00

Pen Collectors

Huell visits the Southern California Pen Collectors Club at their annual meeting in Covina and learns all about antique writing instruments.







  • 2016-11-12T10:30:00-08:00

Philippe's Update

In this special one-hour episode, Huell re-visits one of the oldest and most colorful restaurants in Los Angeles and the home of the French dipped sandwich. Family-owned Philippe's is a true L.A. institution and one of Huell's favorites!

  • 2016-11-13T11:00:00-08:00
  • 2016-11-19T11:00:00-08:00

Animal Acres

Huell and actress Shelley Morrison, who played Karen's maid on "Will & Grace," visit Animal Acres -- a facility in Acton that cares for neglected and abused farm animals.

  • 2016-11-14T11:00:00-08:00


Huell visits the old marine base in Tustin to see what the city has planned for its two gargantuan blimp hangers. One of the hangers will be turned into a sports complex, while the other is still in limbo. The Orange County Rescue Mission is building an amazing facility on the base.

  • 2016-11-19T10:30:00-08:00