Fruits from the little known Fullerton Arboretum.
Jeff Ward, owner of E. Waldo Ward, an artisanal jam and gourmet food maker stands at the end of this long conveyor belt, where bottled foods go down to labeled.
Pecan Cheddar Biscuits the backbone of a Southern Party.
Niu Rou Xian Bing (Beef Rolls) from Chef Chen in Irvine. Flaky Chinese flatbread, similar to croissants in richness of consistency, is rolled around slices of five-spice beef, shredded scallions, cilantro...
Blackened Catfish with Spicy Fried Corn
Southern sausage with kale and maple bacon polenta: spicy, bitter, salty sweet. But it ain't health food.
Plantains act as the star of the show in this Fosters recipe. Serve with butter pecan ice cream and watch them weep.
Fried Chicken Cook-off: Thomas Keller vs. My Mom. Whose recipe wins the taste test?
Fresh Apple Pound Cake studded with Coconut and Toasted Pecans.
Delicious & authentic vegan Vietnamese food. These are officially called Curry Noodles on the menu, but I call them noodles of the Gods.
forget the pho and banh mi. little saigon is all about louisiana crawfish at The Boiling Crab
End of summer offerings at the Irvine Farmers Market gives an otherwise gloomy day a colorful splash.
Get ready to brighten your day with this easy and exquisite Orange Marmalade Coffee Cake.
A crab boil feast. This is an old-fashioned eat-with-your-hands kind of dinner.
Orange County's most expensive martini is $3,300
flore's vegan tofu benediction. a great vegan breakfast.
Sweet & savory cornbread with a ribbon of molasses running through. An updated (and less sticky!) take on an old-timey favorite...
fried chicken from Piece of Chicken in New York. (Yes, it's really called Piece of Chicken!) :)
A quick biscuit recipe. I'm no baker and this was super simple!
Pine Nut Tartelettes: adapting an American Southern classic.
This vegan & gluten-free Hearty Southern Granola with pecans, raisins and peaches makes a perfect breakfast.
Southern-fried chicken, fried to a luscious mahogany brown color, makes the perfect entree for an end-of-summer picnic.
Green tomatoes on their way to becoming fried green tomatoes.
Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk-Lime Dressing. A perfect end-of-summer side.
Cornmeal Foccacia with Heirloom Tomatoes, Vidalia Onions, Parmigano-Reggiano Cheese and Rosemary Sprigs.
Bourbon Baked Beans. Simple. Full flavor.
Jasper White's Corn Chower - the perfect summer into fall dinner
French Butter Cookies - a light crumbly sweet cookie made with confectioners' sugar. Impossible to resist. [from Southern Baking, Virginia Willis]
Southern Butterbeans cooked with cream and butter.........
Southern Blueberry Muffins with a Caramelized Pecan Streusel Topping
Carlsbad Aquafarm - shellfish supplier to the stars...and the rest of SoCal.
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and fresh herbs along with a little steak on the side.
The LAPD cracks down on bacon-wrapped hot dog vendors in Hollywood.
Charleston Hobotee - a creamy curried meat custard dish.