Morning bun from La Farine French Bakery in Oakland, California. Delicious part of a lovely rainy day brunch.
Savory Kobe Beef Sliders from Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza
French candy - Calissons d'Aix are lovely little treats that should be lingered over,perhaps with a good book. Ground almonds and melon jelly covered in fondant.
California brittle brownies.
California Roll (text in French)
Chic's Faux Cali Roll ~ A low carb snack
Hide those bloodshot eyes behind your Ray Bans & ease that queasy-stomach with grilled, beefy sliders from San Francisco's Pickles, slayer of hangovers!
A mango and passion fruit mousse, mascarpone cheese, and green tea cake from Vanille de Patisserie In San Marino, California.
The Ramos House Cafe is the kind of place you bring your out-of-town guests to fall in love with California — if they haven’t already.
Red Quinoa Salad from the new Tender Greens outpost in West Hollywood.
we've done the drive up the I-5 many times, but never stopped. still odn't have to if i can make harris ranch's biscuits at home
Signs of Spring - al fresco dining
vacation in baja...or at least dream about it and have some fish tacos
Warm arugula, shrimp and roasted potato salad. A taste of spring and California sunshine.
I wish bakeries would serve green velvet cupcakes every day and not just on St. Patrick's Day.
Spare yourself the green beer and go for a hardy NorCal brew with hints of citrus, elderflower and Humboldt County.
Black Bean, Corn and Bell Pepper Calico Salad
California Rolls - amazingly easy to make at home!
maybe i *can* be a Pinot girl: "a rebellion is brewing...Instead of power...finesse, a dry vitality, lightness and an almost transparent intensity"
who knew eastern european food could be so sexy and sophisticated? smoked duck breast and grilled foie gras on lemon-marinated red cabbage, cucumber and radicchio
a cheese and bread presentation perfectly suited to TasteSpotting ~ at Salute Wine Bar in Santa Monica
Crudo (Italian Raw Fish): Cured belly of ocean trout with house made mustard at Riva Restaurant
freshly made tortillas
Chocolate-chestnut torte. Layered Devil’s food cake, chestnut mousse and croquant. Sweet endings at Heaven's Dog.
Whole Tilapia on a Puerto Rican platter of deliciousness at Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine in San Rafael, CA
20 year search for goulash like grandma's ends with a recipe from Blu Jam Cafe
Torched Salmon Nigiri Sushi from Sakae Sushi in Burlingame. Part of one of the best sushi meals ever.
Chicken and chorizo filled empanada
Strawberry Banana Muffins - Whoo hoo! California strawberries are in season!
A visit to Contigo Kitchen + Cava, San Francisco's new Spanish restaurant from Chef Brett Emerson (of the blog In Praise of Sardines).
"Dragon's Breath", Caramel Popcorn Bites "cooked" in Liquid Nitrogen, at the Bazaar by Jose Andres
the talk of the foodie town in LA is The Bazaar by Jose Andres, and SIV confirms with a rare 4 star review - caviar cones with salmon roe
Mushroom Foraging Class in Carmel Valley, CA