LOCAL TASTES BETTER | FARM-TO-TABLE GOURMET DINNER PARTIES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Continuing the theme of “amazing people I met & worked with in 2012” is the lovely & talented Chef Kerri of Local Tastes Better. Specializing in farm-to-table dinner parties using all locally-sourced, seasonal & sustainable ingredients, Fullerton-based Chef Kerri is a master of her craft. Many of the ingredients used in her dishes come straight from her own back yard, so talk about locally-sourced! She she grows a year-round garden (the advantage of living in Southern California!) and raises three hens for delicious farm-fresh produce & eggs that often make an appearance on her menus. Her travels have inspired her menus as well – with spices – such as Turmeric, Cumin, Coriander, Cardamom & more – enhancing dishes and giving the local flavors a global flare. So pay a visit to the Local Tastes Better Facebook Page and click that ‘Like’ button! And then feast your eyes below on some of her gorgeous cuisine that I was fortunate enough to photograph last month…

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Soup with Bacon

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Soup Trio: Pea topped with Bacon & Pea Tendril, Broth with Wild Rice & Grains, and Butternut Squash & Granny Smith Apple topped with Cider Crema & Baked Apple Ring

Mushroom Soup

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Garlic, cheese + sriracha crostini, topped with prosciutto & Point The Way IPA-poached egg

Garlic, cheese + sriracha crostini, topped with prosciutto & Point The Way IPA-poached egg

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Fresh pasta dough with Turmeric + Lime

Chicken

Roasted Da-Le Ranch Chicken with yogurt, cardamom, cumin + coriander

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Ravioli

Handmade citrus ricotta-filled ravioli with nettle pesto + ricotta salata

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Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower & Acorn Squash over curry, apple, fried shallot + micro greens salad

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Beet Gnocci with sauteed beet greens, hazelnuts + Gorgonzola cheese

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Roasted Heirloom Carrots with orange juice & cumin + carrot greens

Carrots

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Crab Apples

Baked Crab Apples en Papillote, maple, cinnamon, brown sugar with vanilla bean whipped cream

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Blueberry & Lemon Curd Crostata with brown butter crust

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