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California Cooking

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


Nov 9, 2018

Kim Malek, a mother of three, was working a six-figure job for U2 lead singer Bono when she decided to give it up to follow her passion: opening an ice cream shop. The result was Salt and Straw, an Oregon-based artisanal ice cream brand that began as a push cart in Portland and has since expanded to other West Coast...