In the past 10 years Northern California (Bay Area including South Bay, East Bay, North Bay, Wine Country) has succeeded in growing its Michelin Star restaurants. In 2006, the first year Michelin released its awards in Northern California, only 27 restaurants made the Michelin list. This year that list hasContinue Reading

Breakfast Pops

BREAKFAST POPSICLES Courtesy of Chef Blakely Trettenero These layered Popsicles can be made the night before for a fun breakfast or a cool treat on a hot summer day. Ingredients: 1/2 cup each of blueberries and sliced strawberries 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons maple syrup 1 cup plain Greek yogurtContinue Reading

Santoku Knife

The Santoku knife has gained popularity in the last few years in the United States, thanks to their use by celebrity chefs on cooking shows. We asked ourselves why the sudden popularity? The answer was really quite simple. The Santoku which loosely translated into English means “three virtues” lives upContinue Reading

Much more than flying fish. A true culinary destination. If you were expecting me to rave on about flying fish and the produce available at Pike Place Market… I am sorry to disappoint you. Let’s face it, those stories have been done to death. This story isn’t about fish, cherries,Continue Reading

Nacho Daddy Downtown Las Vegas

You have worked up an appetite after trying to recreate the downtown Las Vegas scene from your favorite movie. You are starving for Mexican food but do not want to have national chain restaurant food. Here is our list of the best Mexican Eateries in Downtown Las Vegas. La ComidaContinue Reading

Petite Basque

Looking for a good alternative to Spanish Manchego? Add P’tit Basque to your cheeseboard! As its name implies, P’tit Basque is a small cheese, much smaller than most wheels of aged sheep’s milk cheese. The petite cylinder stands about 3 inches tall and weighs about 1 ¼ to a poundContinue Reading

When most people mention San Diego to me, my mind automatically wanders to thoughts of perfect weather and amazing tacos. In some areas of San Diego, it is impossible to go more than a block without passing a taco shop. Equally difficult if not impossible is rating these taco shops.Continue Reading