A California Culinary Experience

Exactly what is California Cuisine? Ask a dozen chefs and you’ll get at least a half a dozen different answers, but all of them will have 3 words in common: local, organic and sustainable. And that is where I start, in the farmers’ markets that abound in the SF Bay. Cal Cuisine has also been…

Salubrious Suppers

Just in time for the new year: Why just dine when you can eat your way towards good health and enjoy amazing food, all at the same time? ! I became intrigued with ingredients that do more than “no harm”, herbs, spices, vegetables, fruits and proteins that actually improve longevity, energy, digestive health and counter many of…

Not Your Abuelita’s Endless Taco Party

Abuelita means “grandmother” in Spanish, and in Mexico is a term of respect for the oldest generation of women, keepers of tradition. Well, this is definitely NOT your traditional Taco Party!  Everything, or almost everything, tastes better on a piping-hot, fluffy light handmade corn tortilla- and not just everything Mexican! So in the true California culinary…

Not So Classic Italian

Dinner parties just seem to speak Italian: comfort food, warm and welcoming. My formal culinary training began in the kitchens of New York City’s Little Italy, at the side of my best friend’s Italian grandmother. These roots are never far away as I develop menus and experiment with new dishes. Whether it’s playing with the way…

Salads

Living in Northern California means an abundance of amazing seasonal produce, inspiring new  and creative salads that are as colorful as they are delicious! Frisée and Radicchio/ House-cured Gravlax/ Organic Strawberries/ Blood Orange Vinaigrette MICROGREENS, BOSC PEARS pomegranate, herbed goat cheese crumble, toasted garlic chips Ensalada de Nopalitos grilled baby cactus paddles, sliced thin, tossed with…