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Exclusive Wine Speak Paso Robles Event Aims to Expand Palates and Knowledge

Written by: Hana-Lee Sedgwick

With all the celebratory events taking place around the holidays, January tends to seem like an afterthought. Luckily, members of the wine industry will have something new to look forward to with the arrival of Wine Speak Paso Robles, a summit taking place January 9-11, 2018, on the Central Coast. Co-created by Master Sommelier Chuck […]


For Chef Kobayashi’s small-plate tostada, abalone pieces are dipped buttermilk and then in lightly seasoned rice flour before being deep-fried to a golden brown, then placed atop a crispy taco-sized tortilla along with grilled corn, chopped cherry tomatoes, and slices of avocado.

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Abalone is the signature aquaculture on California's Central Coast

Written by: Katy Budge

“Abalone is an iconic seafood for the West Coast, especially California,” explains Brad Buckley, General Manager for The Abalone Farm in Cayucos, California. However, its high price point presents challenges for chefs and restaurateurs constantly balancing on a knife edge of profit versus loss. Many Californians can remember eating fresh-caught abalone with shells the size […]