Diets always seem to make it to the top of New Year's resolution lists. But if that sounds like you, you might want to put that on hold, at least for today. This week on The California Report Magazine, we take a listen to some of the most appetizing stories from our Golden State Plate series, where we explore the history of some of the iconic food and drink born right here.
You can find Green Goddess dressing in pretty much every grocery store in America. But The California Report's Sasha Khokha found that even though Green Goddess might evoke a wholesome image, its origins aren’t that.
The martini is one of those old-school drinks that comes to mind when you hear the word cocktail. It's iconic, from James Bond, the glass it’s served in, to its own emoji. Its roots are in California but as Bianca Taylor found out, exactly where the cocktail was invented, how it got its name, even what it’s made of, is where it gets muddled.
We head to Los Angeles, where there are more than 26,000 places to eat. One of those is a family-owned business that's been serving hungry Angelenos for over 100 years. Reporter Peter Gilstrap brings us the story of the French Dip, a sandwich that’s been a fixture of L.A. cuisine and beyond since the end of World War I.
Four parts coffee, a couple of sugar cubes, two parts whiskey, topped with heavy cream. The Irish Coffee is the perfect nightcap. And one of the most well-known places to get one is at the Buena Vista in San Francisco. This corner bar located right in front of a cable car turnaround is often thought of as the birthplace of this iconic libation. But is it true? Our friends at the Bay Curious podcast, Kelly O'Mara and Olivia Allen-Price, check it out.