Local Favorite: Tacubaya

When I think of quintessential summer flavors and textures, this peach biscuit cobbler is it. The recipe is simple to follow and the only thing that really takes some attention is the biscuit topping, but I promise even that is…

Peach Biscuit Cobbler

When I think of quintessential summer flavors and textures, this peach biscuit cobbler is it. The recipe is simple to follow and the only thing that really takes some attention is the biscuit topping, but I promise even that is pretty easy to pull together. Take advantage of what’s left of those gorgeous summer peaches and make this ASAP!

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Che Fico, a Trick Dog Cocktail

Many of you are probably familiar with the bar, Trick Dog, in San Francisco. Not only is Trick Dog known for its delicious cocktails (more on that in a bit), but likewise for its incredibly creative bi-annual cocktail menus. Some notable past menus have included: pantone color swatches, Zodiac signs, Chinese takeout menu, local SF artist murals, and Trick Dog Airways. Recently, Trick Dog launched menu number 12, the Joy of Cocktails . . . a true celebration of chefs everywhere.

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Festival Season At Home

There’s nothing like experiencing your very first music festival. I’ll never forget mine, despite it being what feels like decades ago. They’re such a uniquely wonderful way to connect with music and bands – favorite and new – in real life, with friends and family. My personal favorite is the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, from which […]

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Fog Point: Vodka Made From California Fog

Salmon Salad with Yogurt Dressing

To me, salads aren’t just measly side dishes made from sad boring vegetables. I like to make them substantial meals featuring seasonal veggies and fruits that are looking perfectly ripe at the market. This salad is all about texture– super crunchy and watery celery, cucumbers and snap peas are coated in a tangy light yogurt dressing that is so refreshing for those summer days. The addition of fatty salmon with crunchy raw veggies really makes this into a stand-alone meal. It’s so addictive and the perfect combination of flavors and textures!

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Turkish-Inspired Breakfast Spread

Breakfast is hands down my favorite meal of the day. I’ve become obsessed with Turkish breakfast thanks to a few local restaurants in LA that have been picking up on the Turkish breakfast trend and serving large platters filled with all kinds of dips, yogurt, eggs, fresh herbs, cheese, olives, pickled veggies and delicious fresh […]

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Summer Fruit Salad

Everyone has their go-to salad and this one is mine. This salad is so simple that a recipe is hardly necessarily. There is one key thing that makes this salad so good– quality ingredients! Make sure to source the best, most ripe fruit and quality prosciutto, extra virgin olive oil and flake sea salt. This salad is otherwise easy to make and serve. I like to keep the fruit in big pieces to make this almost a fork-and-knife salad, but you could slice and dice this any way!

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Grilled Mussels Al Fresco

I’ve been living in the Bay Area for nearly 10 years now and I’m still not accustomed to the gloom that dampens the start of summer in June. As soon as it finally heats up in July, all I want to do is spend my time outdoors.

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