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Exceptional, sustainable food & drink in California’s Central Coast

Los Braceros: The Root of the Gourmet Kitchen 

Author in Meat and Fish, Social Justice for Farmworkers, Spice Blog

The octopus arrived at our table on a plate illustrated with the two hands of the many workers who helped produce this gorgeous dish. At...

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Kids & Squids, Vegetarian Trout, and Fries with Eyes

Author in Eat Sustainable Seafood, Meat and Fish, Spice Blog, Support Ocean Health

With so much bad news reported daily about our oceans, it’s challenging to find the positive amidst the gloom. Fortunately,...

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Some Pig: Home-grown Swine & Local Wines

Author in Foodie Events: Media Pass, Intoxicating Beverages, Meat and Fish, Spice Blog

His name was Milk Stout. Almost 300 pounds of Gloucestershire Old Spot crossed with a Hampshire, this Buellton hog fattened up over his...

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Enjoy Fresh Fish from Local Central Coast Waters

Author in Eat Sustainable Seafood, Meat and Fish, Spice Blog

When Swordfish, Halibut, and Salmon are available, it’s easy for us at the SLO Fresh Catch booth to sell fresh fish at the San Luis...

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A Celebrity Chef in My Kitchen and an Open Fire on the Range

Author in Meat and Fish, Spice Blog

Food Network chef Rahm Fama recently spent a weekend in Cambria. During his visit, the chef lit an open fire on my pricey Jade range....

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