Episode 11
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Blogger Gaby Dalkin on bringing California cuisine to the masses

"I want people to feel very at home in the kitchen because that's how they should feel. I never want anyone to be intimidated or feel like one of my recipes is out of reach."

This week, we're excited to welcome Gaby Dalkin to SALT + SPINE, the podcast on stories behind cookbooks.

Gaby is the force behind What’s Gaby Cooking—a popular food blog and, now, a California-inspired cookbook, What's Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food. She is a private chef-turned food blogger who commands a sizeable following with her captivating social media presence and simple but enticing recipes. If you’re not a follower, you might have stumbled onto one of Gaby’s Internet-famous recipes—like her guacamole, or her uber-popular Slutty Brownies, which combine cookie dough, Oreos, and brownies into one decadent dessert.

“I think the book is probably more well-rounded than the blog. The blog is very dinner and appetizer focused, because I think people on a day-to-day basis are looking for how to get dinner on the table and then how to entertain on the weekend.”


We sat down with Gaby at San Francisco's The Civic Kitchen cooking school to talk about her recipes, her path from a super picky eater to today, and the transition from food blogger to cookbook author.

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