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A Working Definition of California Cuisine

Unless you have been stalking me on facebook or twitter, you probably haven't heard the big news: I'm going to begin writing for the SF Examiner as their SF California Cuisine Examiner. In fact, I've already started. My first article addresses a fairly important question - what the hell is california cuisine? Here's an excerpt:

California Cuisine. What exactly does that mean? We’ve all heard the term, but can you define it? Ask 20 chefs and you’ll almost certainly get 20 different answers. What makes one dish a French preparation, while another is French-Californian? Is it as simple as eating food that is grown or raised in California? Well, not quite. But that’s not terribly far off. Before you start thinking of California Pizza Kitchen as the incarnation of this style of dining, let me point you in the right direction...

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