Deliciously fresh sauteed shrimp to pair with mango chutney in a Caribbean wrap
Super-addictive sea-salt-topped cookies from Brown Butter Cookie Company in Cayucos, CA
In Southern California with nothing to do this weekend? Try the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival!
Used to ward off the bubonic plague from Provence since the 15th century, these are the sweet Calissons d'Aix from À La Mère de Famille
Instead of eating at a fast food chain the next time you're roadtripping on the I-5, get a delicious pupusa from Tita's Pupuseria in Buttonwillow, CA!
Southern California's Cake Monkey Bakery brings back all sorts of fond memories with Yo-Ho's and other reinvented childhood treats.
Add some color to your meal. Here is my mis en place for grilled halibut baja style tacos.
This California Roll Cold Rice Salad is every bit as yummy as the authentic sushi rolls.
Quick fish tacos with Baja cream
Catching the elusive King Chinook Salmon using anchovies. Stories and photos about my first salmon fishing trip off San Francisco.
The Ultimate Fish Tacos, with panko-crusted Mahi Mahi, shredded cabbage, smokey chipotle sauce and mango-radish salsa
Thai Food at the Curry Festival in Los Angeles, California
California Chicken Burgers - a taste of California between a bun
Empanadas filled with cheese, corn, huitlacoche and topped with piquillo pepper cream sauce from Phlight tapas restaurant in Whittier, CA
Spelling with sushi...inside out California roll (crab stick, cucumbers, avocado) with shredded cucumbers spelling an 'S'
Homemade California rolls to celebrate Koko's Kitchen's new makeover!
Spelling with sushi...oshinko roll, inari, Californial roll, tamago, and kani!
California Backyard Salad. Tastes like home to me.
The Taste of Time: A very special wine tasting at Ridge Vineyards.
The 9-course Chef's Tasting Menu at The French Laundry. Need I say more?
Caramelized diver scallops from 1-Michelin Star restaurant Redd in Napa Valley
Find Dan Dan Mian, one of Jonathan Gold's Best Dishes of 2009, and more spicy Sichuan indulgences at Shufeng Garden in Rowland Heights.
Delicious frozen Margarita from Guaymas Mexican Restaurant in Tiburon, CA
Strip mall Fried Chicken in Los Angeles.
[recipe] Vegetable-packed minestrone, a Big Sur icon, and a mistake I won't make twice.
Angelo's Burger joint in Encinitas, CA.
The best dumplings I've ever had outside of Taiwan from Din Tai Fung in Arcadia, California
Not your Grandma's Fruitcake. This recipe has some serious fruit & nuts and will put an end to all the ol' Fruitcake jokes.
[recipe] Eggs Baked in Cream from Camino Restaurant in Oakland, using VERY expensive eggs
Yellow oyster mushrooms from the Ferry Building Farmer's Market in San Francisco
The Artisanal Sausage Platter (& great beer) at the most beloved Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Escondido, CA
Olio Nuovo - this intensely fragrant olive oil is available only once a year. Tastes phenomenal with ACME sourdough bread!
A curiously odd fruit - the pineapple guava. Tastes like guava, sort of, but with a sweet, almost creamy center.
Squared cauliflower!! . Cauliflower fritters and au gratin: two ways to eat it