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California Cooking

Dec 21, 2018

In this episode of the California Cooking podcast, Jess enters the test kitchen of celebrity chef Curtis Stone. He shows Jessica how to whip up one of his favorite side dishes, baked mashed potatoes with bacon and mascarpone cheese. With the holidays just around the corner, Jess also gets some invaluable advice...

Dec 14, 2018

Jess heads to one of her favorite restaurants, EP & LP in West Hollywood to learn a thing or two from executive chef Louis Tikaram. He shares the inspiration and cooking techniques behind some of the world class dishes found at the restaurant, including Jessica's favorite sticky spare ribs. Full show notes available at

Dec 7, 2018

Evan Funke is a pasta-making master and the owner of Felix Trattoria. Evan has traveled all over Italy learning how to make pasta of all different styles and shapes, while taking extra care to prepare the pasta he makes adhering to local methods and traditions. In this episode, Jess tries her hand and pasta making. Full...

Nov 30, 2018

Jessica visits with Candace Nelson, co-founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes and Pizzana restaurant. Candace shares how she left her career as an investment banker to pursue her dream of opening her own bakery, and also explains how a pizza party inspired her to open her newest venture, Pizzana. Jess and Candace also whip...

Nov 16, 2018

Jessica cooks up the "Greatest of All Time Burger" with Laila Ali, daughter of boxer Muhammad Ali. Laila also teaches Jess how to make a delicious side-dish just in time for Thanksgiving, all while sharing stories from her childhood and her love for being in the kitchen. Full show notes available at