A couple of years ago I was in my dermatologist’s office and I was sitting next to this bubbly and vivacious woman. We were chatting and the conversation moved to food. She mentioned she was a cookbook author and invited me to a book signing for her new book “Seriously Simple Parties”. And so the love affair began…
Little did I know that if I fast forwarded a few years, this incredibly talented woman would go onto become my mentor and trusted friend. She is a person who I respect and admire. I look forward to our long, lazy lunches chatting about food, family, travel and our current projects.
For those who are unfamiliar with Diane, she is long considered to be an expert on California and contemporary American cuisine. Diane is the author of 20 cookbooks. Her first book “The Cuisine of California” published in 1983, defined modern California cooking and has been called “The Bible on modern California Cuisine” by Los Angeles Magazine.
Her award-winning radio show “California Foods with Diane Worthington” won her two prestigious International James Beard Awards. Diane is a food and travel writer for numerous national publications, she serves as a committee member to the James Beard Foundation Broadcast and Media Awards and is the former Editor-in-Chief of Epicurus.com .
She has appeared frequently as a media food expert on television and radio shows, including The Today Show, Fox and Friends, Foodnetwork, CNN, and NPR.
Diane’s latest series of books (Seriously Simple; Seriously Simple Holidays and Seriously Simple Parties) focus on sophisticated, yet simple to prepare dishes. Her recipes are delicious, creative and easy to make.
She is an inspiration to me and I consider myself blessed to be able to learn from this amazing woman. Diane has a warm and generous energy. Her passion for food and years of experience are apparent in all her yummy recipes. Her food is incredible and she is an absolute treasure.
You can find out more about Diane and try out her new recipes on her website www.seriouslysimplefood.com