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.
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.
My perfect lunch at Chez Panisse started with this elegant arugula salad.
Santa Maria-Style Tri-Tip BBQ
California Rolls at home - A Pictorial
Chocolate Bomb. A dark chocolate mousse on a crispy hazelnut bottom.
A purely Californian breakfast. Radiantly red figs roasted with stinky cheese from Cowgirl Creamery.
The makings of a California pizza with fresh red, orange and green tomatoes.
how a restaurant can render one speechless: Mori Sushi in West LA (pictured: mackerel sushi)
A colorful assortment of edible flowers, herbs, and creamy mustards over which a green garden soup is poured. Manresa, Los Gatos, California.
Baked, not fried, donuts from the new Beach City Baked Donuts in Redondo Beach, California
Yet another blip on the frozen yogurt frontier, Swirls Frozen Yogurt (and how to test a relationship)
If you like asparagus, you will LOVE this amazing salad
An edible flower pot filled with lavender custard and bee pollen crumble (think graham cracker crust). ubuntu, Napa, California.
the one thing for which a girl will be absolutely shameless: WINE. [click through to favorite the video and get us up to Sonoma!]
A delish chocolate shortbread sandwich cookie from the Bouchon Bakery in Yountville, CA. A truly delicious vacation!!