27 04, 2016

Where to Eat, Drink & Shop for Books in North America

April 27th, 2016|2 Comments

One of the many perks of a 22-city book tour includes never being hungry. As I criss-cross the United States and Canada, I get to explore all sorts of incredible regional North American cuisine, cocktails, and craft brewing. Aside from a few sad airport breakfasts, I have been loving the food on the road and [...]

20 04, 2016

More Tasting Rome Giveaways and Events!

April 20th, 2016|7 Comments

Tasting Rome came out three weeks ago and we are already going into our second printing! If you haven't already snagged a first edition, now's the time! And if you are already own Tasting Rome, we are giving away 6 bonus recipes. Just head on over to the Clarkson Potter site by April 21 and [...]

5 09, 2010

American Pie: Bay Area Pizza

September 5th, 2010|11 Comments

Wild nettle and pecorino pizza at Pizzaiolo in Oakland. Without a geographic specification, the word pizza is completely generic. Of course, it conjures up the notion of sauce and melted cheese on dough. But there are exceptions that defy this definition and the texture of the crust, size and shape of the pie, cooking methods, and toppings can vary wildly from place to place. In Italy […]

26 08, 2010

Chez Panisse and the Best Day Ever

August 26th, 2010|8 Comments

Nectarine tart with rose ice cream. Earlier this month I traveled to the Bay Area for my friend Erin’s wedding. Her husband Chris is a cook at Chez Panisse and he set me up with a stage in the kitchen, one of the most incredible places on the planet. There is a mixture of permanent staff and […]

18 08, 2010

California Binging

August 18th, 2010|8 Comments

I just spent an incredible week eating my way across northern California. The short amount of time wasn't enough to do justice to one of the world's best food destinations, but that didn't stop me from doing some serious damage. Check out some of the things I ate this week above or on Flickr and [...]

18 02, 2009

Flautas de Pollo

February 18th, 2009|0 Comments

Last night I had dinner at Pinches Tacos on Sunset Blvd. with the cast and crew of Cities of the Underworld. […]