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California Restaurant Month

January 2018

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California: Luxury

It’s a modern fairy tale: an American actress, a British prince, a blind date gone (very) well and a royal engagement that has Kensington Palace watchers...

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Spotlight: San Jose

San Jose’s vibrant dining scene is one of the Bay Area’s best-kept secrets. In recent years, dozens of excellent restaurants, breweries, and wine bars have opened their...

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Discover the Central Coast

Oxnard is where strawberries meet the sea. In this city 40 minutes south of Santa Barbara, you’ll find 7 miles/11.3 km of unspoiled beaches, plus farmstands overflowing...

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8 California Food Trends

Try the regional flavors, surprising ingredients, and classics with a twist that made our list of Golden State culinary trends

California has always been a trendsetter when it comes to the culinary arts—from its extraordinary array of ethnic fare to its...

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Make your way to theses seven ranches, mills, and storefronts to sample the state’s best olive oils

Spanish missionaries planted California’s first olive trees in the late 18th century, at missions from Sonoma to San Diego. It was no divine intervention; the savvy padres knew that...

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The legendary chef and food pioneer sheds light on her home-state favorites and her mission to change how we eat

Internationally acclaimed chef and cookbook author, successful restaurateur, inspiring teacher, and mentor—Alice Waters has done enough in her lifetime to make anyone pull up a lawn chair and...

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California Questionnaire: Gabe Garcia

The acclaimed chef and Oxnard native shares some of his California favorites

“For me, cooking is an expression of the relationship that I have with the growers, with my team, and with the people who enjoy our food,” says...

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Sample ultra-fresh, hyper-local, and downright amazing

When you come to California, come hungry. This is a state that seriously knows how to cook. Amazing and innovative chefs sprinkled with Michelin stars work with local farms and artisanal food...

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Upgrade your preflight snack at these airport outposts of local favorites

In an era of cramped flights without meals—when even a free bag of peanuts feels like a luxury—one thing has improved about airline travel: Airport food...

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California Questionnaire: Brian Huskey

The Top Chef alum loves riding his bike to work, taking road trips, and vacationing at Lake Tahoe

Brian Huskey first came to national attention in 2013 when he competed on season 11 of Bravo TV’s Top Chef, set in New Orleans. The...