From La Jolla to Del Mar, San Francisco to Diablo, Napa to Roseville, California was such an amazing venu, with such amazing hosts.  Thank you all!


Dueling skewers, Diablo, with Chris

Dueling skewers, Diablo, with Chris

Diablo Class 1, at the Paulson's

Diablo Class 1, at the Paulson’s

Making pate sucree

Making pate sucree in Diablo

Wonderful class at the Langon's, Diablo

Wonderful class at the Langon’s, Diablo

Melon salad at Melissa's

Melon salad at Melissa’s Produce L.A.

Signing at Melissa's Produce in L.A.

Signing at Melissa’s Produce in L.A.

AIWF event in La Jolla, so much fun!

Dinner for In a French Kitchen, La Jolla

and finally, a moment of rest at the Hollywood Bowl.


Au revoir, California, I’ll miss you.

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12 Responses to California, There I Was

  1. Please come back to California soon. We already miss you.

  2. h golden says:

    My daughter, Lisa gave me your wonderful new book for my birthday last month. What fun to read and cook out of!!! We are so homesick for France, your blog keeps us informed and not so homesick.

  3. Betsy says:

    Fabulous! Now on to the next adventure! Betsy

  4. iolacontessa says:

    THANK YOU!Lovely to meet you…………I was the tall one at the house with the Oven pre-heat challenge!
    That looks like DUDEMEL………. at the Hollywood bowl!Nice ending.I have made your lamb chops and TODAY am home making your eggplant dish.Safe travels…………….elizabeth

  5. Sheila says:

    Susan, the BEST part of hosting your Dinner Class was hanging out together the day of! My girlfriends are already talking about a trip to Normandy so we might just see you again next year!! xoxo Sheila

    • Susan says:


      Well, wouldn’t that be a great event?! I am going to just assume that will happen, and start looking forward to it!!!

  6. Julie White says:

    How wonderful to find your website. A few months ago, I ordered 2 of your books, but I was in the middle of a book and decided to wait to start reading them. Also, have had trouble due to cataracts with reading. But, let me just say that a few days ago I began On Rue Tatin and decided while on the computer today to enter your name. Let me tell you, it was so exciting to see you and the pictures of your home and INSIDE to see where all the action was taking place many years ago. I’m just reading now about the remodeling of the dining room. Love what I’ve read of the book, your storytelling, and, oh, how I wish I could come to your school for a week. Believe me, your cooking classes, trips to the market, possibly visiting Paris – are all at the top of my Bucket List. Wishing you all the best as you do what you love to do.

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