Grilling tips for the perfect burger and my California Burger recipe
Peter's Gourmade Grill in Tustin, CA: a delicious burger from a gas station!
California "sushi" rice salad
Gott's Roadside's near-perfect Double Cheeseburger. American cheese-enrobed freshly ground beef patties, lettuce, tomato, pickles, secret sauce and their signature toasted egg bun.
Clam Chowder at Hog Island Oyster Co. in San Francisco's Ferry Building. A delicious creamy parsley-flecked broth chockfull of juicy manila clams, diced bacon and tender vegetables.
Ubuntu - Carrot-orange juice spiked with cumin at the Napa Valley vegetarian-vegan delight of a restaurant. Even the meat-loving husband loved it.
David Lebovitz's strawberry frozen yoghurt
Meyer Lemon Chardonnay Cupcake. At Saarloos & Sons, Los Olivos, CA.
This is a Rangpur lime salad with mallions. What are mallions? They are a special type of green garlic from Malibu.
Pea Guacamole makes a great post workout snack!
Dining at Homeroom in Oakland, CA. A temple of mac and cheese opened by food blogger turned restaurateur Allison Arevalo.
Introducing: Turkish Sausage. Soujuk is dry, spicy, and makes an excellent sandwich filling.
Black Bean Chili with Butternut Squash -- a vegetarian chili that gives con carne a run for its money! Absolutely delicious!
Braised beef shanks and garlic mashed potatoes
Thai-Style Fried Sun-Dried Beef - A popular menu item and recipe from Lers Ros Thai restaurant in San Francisco, CA
Simple wine cocktails ideas to help you rescue that bad bottle.
Afternoon tea at Jin Patisserie
Fried eel with avocado and creme fraiche at benu, San Francisco.
Glazed, confit fairytale eggplant. Manresa, Los Gatos, California.
Toy box tomato tartlet with Manchego and aged sherry. Piperade, San Francisco.
Sweet 'n Spicy Grilled Salmon Fish Tacos
The Ultimate "Healthy" Veggie Burger... with a secret ingredient... shhhhh...
The smoke clears to reveal blushingly ripe figs atop sweet onion flan. The French Laundry, Yountville, California.
Inspired by California Pizza Kitchen--BBQ chicken pizza
Crab legs at Neptune's Net in Malibu, CA
My favorite cupcake! Crushcakes in Santa Barbara, CA
Grilled Shrimp Tostada with Spicy Slaw: Pile warm shrimp, cool avocado, & crunchy slaw on a tostada shell for a farewell-to-summer din.
Luscious shrimp stir-fried rice noodles, one of the great dishes at Formosa Restaurant in Lake Forest, CA.
Zazu Restaurant and Farm in Santa Rosa, California's farm supper - something special. These "cowboy" baked beans were spectacular!
Spice up your life with wontons in chili oil and other Sichuan snack foods at No. 1 Noodle House in Rowland Heights, CA.
MexiCali Ice Cream! Horchata Ice Cream with a Dulce de Leche Swirl. Inspired by a taco truck.
Traditional Japanese Kaiseki Dinner at Kiyokawa, Beverly Hills, CA
Olive Tapenade at Fraiche in Culver City, Los Angeles.