California's Flavors and Ingredients Spread Coast to Coast

Angela Almeida

It should come as little surprise that the gold standard for locally sourced cuisine was established by the Golden State. But you don’t have to work there to transport California’s fresh bounty and flavor across the country.

Take C.J. Jacobson, the executive chef/owner of Ema in Chicago. Pulling from his Orange County roots, Jacobson incorporates California produce on a mezze-style menu that prizes both fruits...