I live in San Francisco, CA and it is blessing since most of the freshest produce is grown close-by. I often talk about food while eating and planning out what I'm going to eat later. Thank goodness for my fast metabolism! My chef du jour is Dennis Leary, who operates a small, diner-like, 20-seat restaurant named Canteen. He used to cook for Rubicon, but moved on to owning a smaller venue where he has more interaction with his guests. His food is delicious and inspiring! Also, I'm currently reading a food blog by a city farmer who raises her own vegetables and animals and it's pretty facinating. Let me know if you'd like the link! The books I'm reading right now are, "How to Pick a Peach" and Zuni Cafe Cookbook. It's all about great California cuisine and just an overall pleasure to read! Thank you hollyfrolly for trying my recipes and adopting me! Next time you're in San Diego, try Cafe Chloe, downtown. It's a wonderful french bistro I think you'd enjoy!