Savor Saturday

With Lattes in hand, Super-sous and I are heading over to the Sunset Savor the Central Coast event. I’ll be cooking, speaking and signing my cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh, at 3pm. And before that – we’ll be checking out our friend Aarti’s (from Aarti Paarti/Party) demo at Noon.

What else is cool about today? Tonight is the season finale of my show on Veria Living, Good Food America. I hit up an L.A. hotspot on tonight’s episode that is truly delicious – don’t miss it!

Finally, check out this recent interview by the Taste TV team whom I caught up with recently at the National Heirloom Expo!

Chocolate Muffins

What do you do when you want to avoid packing and loading cookbooks in the car for tomorrow morning’s trip to San Luis Obispo for Sunset Savor the Central Coast?

Why, make chocolate muffins, of course! Which, by the way, will pair perfectly with a morning Latte… and an afternoon Latte… and…



In November, Super-sous and I will be traveling to Canada for Whistler’s Cornucopia Food and Wine event, to judge a cooking competition, cook for a luncheon and do a cooking demo.

Today, I’m fine tuning a couple of recipes and measuring out the ingredients for one of the cooking demos which takes place in the morning – sauteed garlic spinach with crostini and topped with a poached egg and shaved parmigiano reggiano.

And, I get to pair with a beverage of my choice! No contest. Double Shot Latte.

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San Luis Obispo to Lake Tahoe


Any plans this weekend or next?

How about we get together over food and wine (and Lattes, of course)?

Yes, that does sound delicious.

How about this for an idea? I’ll be speaking, cooking and signing my cookbook this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at Sunset Savor the Central Coast and the following weekend at the Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival.

Both events are in picturesque settings… so if you are looking for a weekend getaway, let’s do this!