When Curtis Stone decided to showcase Central Coast wines at Maude, his 24-seat Beverly Hills hotspot, he knew he had to conduct some serious hands-on research. In other words: road trip! Stone and his culinary team ventured north from Los Angeles—tasting wines in Santa Barbara, visiting farms in San Luis Obispo County, and even riding along with a sea urchin diver who plumbs the depths in search of the seafood delicacy.
Also in this episode, host Soterios Johnson talks with Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley about his favorite experience in Lake Tahoe and then maps out the perfect Death Valley National Park itinerary with author Matt Jaffe.
Matt Jaffe, journalist and author
Curtis Stone shares highlights of his culinary tour of California’s Central Coast.
Jonny Moseley discusses his favorite activities in and around Lake Tahoe.
Matt Jaffe unveils the ideal itinerary for a quick trip to Death Valley National Park.
About the Host
Soterios Johnson, formerly the local host of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition on radio station WNYC, moved from New York City to Davis, Calif., in 2016 and is just getting to know his surroundings. By combining his journalistic instincts with his personal curiosity, Johnson will use the California Now platform to develop a deeper understanding of his adopted home.