How much would you pay a French four star chef to make you a roasted pork shoulder sandwich with homemade mustard and fresh greens? Unless you live in Berkeley, you'd be surprised.
not your average tart; brown sugar-cinnamon pop pie from CakeMonkey Bakery - perfect single-serving dessert.
Mixed organic spring mix, tomatoes, carrots and sunflower sprouts topped with sesame-ginger dressing
From cupcakery Vanilla Bake Shop in santa monica, a recipe for their key lime pie "shots" - too bad it's not a true caketail with a dessert liqueur in there!
Pesto Grilled Pizza with Sausage and Peppers. Grilling the pizza crust dough before topping adds lots of rich smoky flavor.
Beef Stew Noodle Soup (Thai style pho) - a fantastic way to spend $5.50 at Lucky House Thai in Berkeley, CA.
Succulent oysters from Carlsbad, California. Available at the Santa Monica and Hollywood Farmer's Markets.
Snap pea and edamame salad from Lemonade in West Hollywood.
Caramel Sea Salt Macaron. 'Nuff said.
A wood fired pizza with arugula is capped off with a perfectly set farm egg
blackberries + gin + Cointreau + jalapeño = "Jale Berry" at Bar Centro at the Bazaar by José Andrés
Ho, ho, ho for gourmet Hostess-like cupcakes and other lavish little cakes from this amazing bakery.
Fra'Mani salami, buffalo mozzarella and broccoli rabe come together in Cowgirl Creamery's excellent sandwich of artisanal treats.
This quick calamari makes a great party finger food.
Meyer Ranch flatiron steak & eggs. One of the dishes on the grown-up brunch menu at Serpentine. Brussels sprouts, anyone?
You've heard of a chuck burger, but how about a duck burger?
Beauty in Sushi: Sayori (Needlefish) Nigiri at Urasawa
Roasted Chilean Sea Bass with Mushroom Risotto at Café Hiro
California-Style Barbecue - See how this barbecue is not just everyday grilling
decadent vegan chocolate covered donuts are the best cruelty-free junk food ever. dee's nuts donut company has finally started selling baked goods in los angeles!
Enjoying Sushi with Old Bordeaux: Toro at Shibucho
bacon and egg on toast
THE FRENCH LAUNDRY's Rib-eye of Elysian Fields Farm lamb. One of 13 unforgettable courses, fully described and beautifully photographed.
Prather Ranch beef, onion marmalade and white Cheddar burger
With over 130 olive trees on campus, it's no surprise that Caltech produces their own olive oil.
Puerto Rican soul food - veggie stew with plantains and beans.
Dungeness crab season is here - time for a delicious crab roll.
A wonderful crostino with speck, caramelized onions, fontina and sesame seeds at Tigelleria in Campbell, CA
Whole wheat fettuccini with kale and butternut squash tossed in a light yet flavorful white sauce with nutmeg and sage. Sounds like a good fall dinner.
Kumamoto Oyster with Green Apple Gelée, Wasabi, Yuzu, and Daikon Radish Granité at Bastide
"Flat Fish": Cold Smoked Toro, Osetra Caviar, Crème Fraîche and Spring Onion at The Restaurant at Meadowood
“Philly Cheesesteak” Air bread filled with cheese and topped with Kobe beef from opening night of the Bazaar by Jose Andres.
vegan benedict: a grilled whole-grain baguette with steamed kale, tomato, tempeh bacon and eggless hollandaise sauce.
bring on the banh mi