Chef David Kinch: Partnership of Restaurant and Farm
Acme Rustic Rolls
dumplings with dry scallop and cordyceps flowers at Jade Cathay, San Jose
Ubuntu - Carrot-orange juice spiked with cumin at the Napa Valley vegetarian-vegan delight of a restaurant. Even the meat-loving husband loved it.
Dining at Homeroom in Oakland, CA. A temple of mac and cheese opened by food blogger turned restaurateur Allison Arevalo.
[recipe] Eggs Baked in Cream from Camino Restaurant in Oakland, using VERY expensive eggs
is there a food for which you'd travel 400 miles? jonathan gold would fly 400 miles for a waffle at Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland
Signs of Spring - al fresco dining
Chocolate-chestnut torte. Layered Devil’s food cake, chestnut mousse and croquant. Sweet endings at Heaven's Dog.
Torched Salmon Nigiri Sushi from Sakae Sushi in Burlingame. Part of one of the best sushi meals ever.
Beef Stew Noodle Soup (Thai style pho) - a fantastic way to spend $5.50 at Lucky House Thai in Berkeley, CA.
A wood fired pizza with arugula is capped off with a perfectly set farm egg
Ho, ho, ho for gourmet Hostess-like cupcakes and other lavish little cakes from this amazing bakery.
Fra'Mani salami, buffalo mozzarella and broccoli rabe come together in Cowgirl Creamery's excellent sandwich of artisanal treats.
Meyer Ranch flatiron steak & eggs. One of the dishes on the grown-up brunch menu at Serpentine. Brussels sprouts, anyone?
You've heard of a chuck burger, but how about a duck burger?
bacon and egg on toast
THE FRENCH LAUNDRY's Rib-eye of Elysian Fields Farm lamb. One of 13 unforgettable courses, fully described and beautifully photographed.
Prather Ranch beef, onion marmalade and white Cheddar burger
Puerto Rican soul food - veggie stew with plantains and beans.
Dungeness crab season is here - time for a delicious crab roll.
"Flat Fish": Cold Smoked Toro, Osetra Caviar, Crème Fraîche and Spring Onion at The Restaurant at Meadowood
A cloud-like vanilla souffle with an infusion of creme anglaise is worth ordering at the beginning of the meal.
One of the best ways to boost chow is to top it with an egg.
Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bistro turns 10!
Cubano Italiano integrates Boccalone's Prosciutto Cotto in this delicious Cuban sandwich
Two new cupcake bakeries _ one with a huge line, the other with no one in line. Guess which one these cupcakes came from.
Crisp edges and a tender belly bursting with blackberries make for a scone that I want to ensconce.
Award winning tradition in Hobees, California. Thank you to their Blueberry Coffee Cake.
Noe Valley Bakery's Famous Fig Bread. Served with a ripe Cambozola and Strawberries from the Farmers Market; a match made in Food Heaven.