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.
Camping Clam Spaghetti, cooked on a Coleman stove in the Redwoods. Chipmunks included at no extra charge!
Fresh made noodles with a sauerkraut broth from Ubuntu in Napa, Ca
Pistachio Ice Cream from Neela's in Napa, Ca
Light and Flavorful Pizza Margherita
Poriyal- Hyderabadi green beans with kari leaves and coconut from Neela's in Napa, Ca
if the coating is grains + seeds, then fried avocado isn't bad for you right? Crispy Fried Avocado Tacos
Out-of-this-world, fall-off-your-chair, best-you’ll-ever-have burgers from Umami, Los Angeles, California.
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!
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