Californians are petrified of bread.
Whisper from a displaced Iowan met at Warwick’s book signing “Help. Where can I buy good bread here? We LIKE bread in Iowa.”
Results of butter tasting: 1.President, from France 2. Plusgra 3. Land O’ Lakes 4. 365 Whole Foods 5. Kerrygold
Vegetable addiction: Kale
California style taco: Jicama “tortilla” topped with fried cauliflower.
Mistaken (California?) identity: Barbecue that looks like an ice cream sundae
The most fun: watching beet haters become beet lovers
The most popular lesson: making omelettes
The best wine: all of it
The tastiest cocktail: marguerita with black salt
The best taste: fresh-from-the-sea uni (urchin roe)
The biggest surprise: everyone loving rabbit
The luckiest thing: sumptuous swordfish from the bay – San Diegans, you have NO idea how lucky you are!
The best food gift: artichoke fritatta sandwich, at Chinos
The most magical (for someone from Normandy): oranges dripping from trees
The perfect moment: morning coffee, poolside
Jaw-drop moment: the bird-wing doors on the Tesla as they opened (and out came people)
The most gorgeous: view from Mr. A’s
The very best: the friends, the people