Food Editor

Karen loves to eat food, talk about food, photograph food, cook food, and feed people food. Inspired by her travels, she began to blog about global food and culture at Globetrotter Diaries in 2009. Based in LA, Karen spends her time between Los Angeles and San Francisco consuming local eats from the newest restaurants to the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall. She's addicted to cookbooks, whisky, coffee, passion fruit, eggs, churros, and anything pork. When she isn't funneling her love for food into Honestly Yum, Karen is pursuing her other passion, the law. She also loves to spend her time traveling, enjoying the California sun, and photographing life along the way.

Karen's Photo Diaries



For me, the holidays are all about celebration and spending lots of quality time with the ones you love, but over the long Thanksgiving weekend, I usually spend all my time with my family. I […]

Sambar | HonestlyYUM

Yum, We Love . . .

It’s official– I’ve moved across town to my new home in Silver Lake in Los Angeles and said goodbye to my little abode in Culver City. I love the neighborhood and just as I’m moving out […]

Fleur de sel caramel

Fleur de Sel Caramels

I can’t tell you how excited I was when the opportunity presented itself to visit Miette’s kitchen in Oakland where they make all their sweet treats. I’ve been a fan of Miette for a long time […]

Sevilla plaza

Seville Travel Guide

There are the kinds of places you travel to that turn out to be better than you could expect just from reading about the place. Seville is one of those cities for me. It’s everything […]

Sagrada familia

Barcelona Food Guide

Traveling to Spain has been a dream of mine ever since I can remember. So many opportunities came and went through high school and college to study abroad, but I never went. Now, I’m finally in […]



A few weeks ago, Erica and I went on a short trip to Florence to have some fashion fun with Luisa Via Roma. It was my first time in Italy ever and I just fell in love […]

Bar Tartine + Pickled Dilly Beets Recipe

Bar Tartine is about as San Francisco as it gets. The menu is inspired by the local produce and almost everything is made from scratch. Although they change the menu from time to time, co-chefs […]

How To Throw An Olive Oil Tasting Party

One of the tenets I cook by is using quality ingredients where it counts. Good olive oil is one of them and different kinds are appropriate for different occasions. Like wines, olive oils have complex notes […]

Superba’s Smoked Bucatini Carbonara

The smoked bucatini carbonara is one of the most popular dishes at Superba Snack Bar, where they make and smoke their own pasta. Smoked pastas are much more subtle than they sound and paired with […]

Superba Snack Bar

After months of hearing the buzz about Superba Snack Bar, I finally had the opportunity to check it out after they were kind enough to invite me for a tasting and a behind-the-scenes look at […]

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