Bottle up the Stigma

Normalizing Cannabis One Sip at a Time

Written by: Abby Read

The folks over at California Dreamin’ think it’s time to get casual with cannabis, so much so that the family-operated cannabis soda company launched a “Parents Appreciation Week” yesterday geared toward challenging the stigma surrounding the plant. Until November 25, customers who bring a parent into a participating California dispensary and purchase two bottles of […]

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Annalise Brolaski

Annalise Brolaski

Executive Pastry Chef, Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub, Oceanside, CA

What’s your favorite dish to cook at the moment? My favorite thing to make at the moment is any type of bread. I love the smell of yeast dough rising and the way it feels when you handle it. I get up before the sun rises, make my dough and let it proof while watching […]

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Kelly McCown

Kelly McCown

Executive Chef, The Kitchen Restaurant, Sacramento, CA

What advice would you give up-and-coming chefs regarding sourcing ingredients? Don’t source tasteless ingredients.  In all seriousness, develop your relationships with your farmers, ranchers, and purveyors—this will ensure you get the best of their best, which will enable you start from the best vantage point in your cooking. Who is a chef you really admire […]

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At Home at Doma Kitchen

Eastern Europe meets the West Coast near the beach

Written by: Becky Tsadik

“Old fashioned food is becoming relevant,” says Angie Corrente, owner of Doma Kitchen in Manhattan Beach, California. The Ukrainian-born restauranteur runs the chic space with her husband, who is from Uzbekistan, in Central Asia. Their two cultures meet in the restaurant’s international cuisine that emphasizes Eastern European dishes and Central Asian techniques. When they relocated […]

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David Law of Gourmet Mushroom

Gourmet Mushrooms

Sonoma County, CA

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

The journey from working in real estate to running a mushroom farm may not seem like a usual career path, but David Law, President and CEO of Gourmet Mushrooms, has successfully made the unlikely transition.

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Levon Minassian and Ryan Silsbee

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

Fire Tongue Farms is stepping up the spice game with their Smoked Chilies.

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

It’s not often you see fresh young faces in the farming industry, but Levon Minassian and Ryan Silsbee, recent U.C. Berkeley graduates, are coming in strong with Fire Tongue Farms.

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