I've just been on vacation in California for the past week or so. After returning to North Carolina, I seem to have contracted a nasty cold/flu thing from somewhere. Most likely the plane :( Even though I am a believer in Airborne and Emergen-C it did not protect me as well as I had hoped.
When I am back up to speed (or at least a minimal crawl) I'll be back to cooking, posting, and having a good time. I really don't want to see me in the kitchen right now dripping all over everything.
As a matter of fact, the next week will be completely devoted to my California culinary adventures. There were plenty.
Until then...a teaser:
California is the bread basket of America. From the Sierra-Cascade region down to the San Joaquin Valley, a great variety of crops are produced here including fruits and nuts, vegetables, field crops, and livestock.
The Golden State is an epicenter of its own cuisines: California and New American. A fusion of culturally diverse and fresh foods characterize the region's facade that forced the rest of the nation to look at its eating habits.
A list of restaurants and venues visited:
In N Out
Yosemite National Park
Sequoia National Forest
Sequoia National Park
Kings Canyon National Park
- Nikki @ NikSnacks
- I'm an award-winning private chef who writes and talks about my life as a food writer, culinarian, podcast host, and food tour guide, I'm a classical French trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami. I've worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger, catering chef, pastry chef, butcher, baker, and a biscuit-maker.