Karen Palmer

All I Do Now Is Caramelize Onions for Hours
Staying Home
Just keep stirring.
Apr 16, 2020
Chicken and Celery Rice Is a Humble but Mighty Meal
Andrea Nguyen, author of Vietnamese Food Any Day, says this recipe is about her experience as a refugee in California.
Feb 4, 2020
Garlic, Anchovy, and Olive Spaghetti Is an Easy Pantry Favorite
You probably already have (most) of the ingredients to make this!
Feb 3, 2020
Lime-Poached Seafood Stew Is Pure Comfort
Felicia Campbell, Edible San Diego's executive digital editor, says this recipe marries the flavors of California’s thriving Persian population with the Golden State’s tendency to use local, sustainable ingredients.
Jan 29, 2020
The Holiday Pasta Dish I Only Eat Once a Year
In my family, the star course for our Feast of the Seven Fishes celebration for Christmas Eve has also always been its most humble.
Dec 19, 2019
19 Cooks We Love on the Recipes That Define California in 2019
Whether or not you live in California, you can get a taste of the state in your own kitchen with the recipes we sourced from these talented cooks.
Aug 1, 2019
Easy Anchovy Vinaigrette Might Be Better than Classic Caesar
Cookbook author and former Chez Panisse chef Cal Peternell says this unfussy dressing is all about letting produce shine.
Aug 1, 2019
You Need This California-Inspired Taco Salad in Your Life Right Now
Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking says this spin on the taco salad is reminiscent of the salads she had in high school growing up in SoCal.
Aug 1, 2019
Make These KBBQ Wraps for a Satisfying Lunch or Dinner
Aaron Choi of Girl & Dug farm right outside of San Diego says this recipe is a nod to the proliferation and popularity of Korean barbecue in California, as well as the state’s abundance of greens and herbs.
Aug 1, 2019
This Crispy, Crunchy Noodle Bowl with Meatballs Is Supremely Refreshing
Ken Concepcion and Michelle Mungcal, owners of L.A.’s Now Serving cookbook and culinary shop love this recipe because it lets them use all the bounty from California farmers markets.
Aug 1, 2019
Forget Cucumbers, Make Lemon Pickles Instead (Yes, Really)
Nik Sharma says this recipe represents California due to the bounty of gorgeous citrus in the Golden State, and the recipe’s celebration of the state’s ever-growing immigrant cuisine.
Aug 1, 2019
You’ve Been Missing Out on Santa Maria-Style BBQ Steak for Too Long
Heirloom bean company Rancho Gordo’s founder Steve Sando calls this style of barbecue over oak distinctly Californian.
Aug 1, 2019
This Almond-Rugelach & Cherry Pie Hybrid Is Totally Gluten-Free
Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine says this gluten-free cherry galette is her ode to California. The dough is inspired by a classic rugelach, and the inside is a combination of California cherries and frangipane.
Aug 1, 2019
Fresh and Creamy Tomato Salad Is the Ultimate Summer Dish
Oakland-based chef Preeti Mistry says this recipe is entrenched in California cuisine in terms of seasonality and using local produce, but as seen through an Indian lens.
Aug 1, 2019
Protein-Packed Quinoa Oatmeal Will Keep You Full for Hours
Helene Henderson of Malibu Farm says that California is the "good morning state" and this recipe is made for those that rise with the sun.
Aug 1, 2019
The Best Foods Everyone Should Be Ordering from California
An unprocessed olive oil! Salt straight from the Pacific! Slow-dried noodles! And more!
Jul 30, 2019