Asian inspired appetizers served at San Francisco's PlatebyPlate fundraising benefit event.
Big Sur Bakery's Apple Upside-Down Cake
Lox Scramble served with delicious Homestyle Potatoes at Rick and Ann's in Berkeley, California
My flight of Big Ass Beers at Library Alehouse consisted of Dogfish Head's Olde School Barleywine, World Wide Stout and the rare 120 Minute IPA.
BLT with Nieman Ranch bacon and organic tomatoes and greens from Elmwood Café in Berkeley, California
Roll your own sushi platter
A beauty of a tartine to celebrate the end of summer: creamy ricotta, spicy arugula, and sweet figs, with honey and cracked pepper accents.
Homemade California roll, delicious crab in Japanese mayo dressing and avocado, garnished with tobiko and ikura roe.
Olive Oil and Sour Cream Pound Cake
Vegan Mac and Cheese (and a Goat Cheese kind!) at the cutest restaurant ever! Homeroom, Oakland, California
Authentic Liege waffles in the heart of Orange County at Bruxie.
Spilled salt, duck confit and other delights at Michael Chiarello's Bottega in the Napa Valley.
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
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