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  • Menu

    A California Thanksgiving Dinner

    Lots of bright citrus, sparkly pomegranate seeds, and a few surprises (like goat cheese in the stuffing) means this menu, inspired by California, has that wow-factor you hope for in a holiday meal.

  • Recipe

    Garlicky Shrimp and Tomatoes

    The combination of flavors in this robust dish is reminiscent of cioppino, San Francisco’s popular seafood stew. It’s not a mistake that raw garlic gets stirred into the sauce at…

  • Recipe

    California Roast Turkey and Gravy

    Citrus zest and juice and fresh herbs imbue this traditional roast turkey with regional flavor. Buttering and salting the turkey 1 to 2 days before roasting seasons the bird inside…

  • Recipe

    California Bread Stuffing

    Dried currants, almonds, and the surprising addition of mild, creamy goat cheese make this bread stuffing the perfect partner for the California Roast Turkey and Gravy.

  • Recipe

    Tomato-Centric Cobb Salad

    There's nothing wrong with the classic Cobb salad, but a few ingredient tweaks--more in-season tomatoes, the addition of tarragon, and a creamy blue cheese dressing instead of a vinaigrette plus…

  • Menu

    A California Summer Market Menu

    Celebrate the bounty of the farmers' market with glazed chicken, colorful tomato stacks, and more

  • Recipe

    Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Quesadillas with Parmesan Crust

  • Article

    A Bottle Full of Raspberries

    Laura Giannatempo visits Bargetto, a small California winery that produces a hand-crafted raspberry wine.

  • Article

    Olive Oil: Big Flavor from Small Batches

    Laura Giannatempo visits the California olive orchards of Calolea Olive Oil to find out how artisanal olive oil is produced.

  • Article

    Savory Salt from Harvested Lavender

    Amy Albert visits Eatwell Farm in California's Sacramento Valley, where Nigel Walker and Chris Paugh make a fragrant lavender salt that's a delicious cooking ingredient.

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