Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the local cuisine tex-mex PDF of California. For the style of cuisine identified with some famous Californian chefs, see California cuisine. This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents.
The cuisine of California is the local cuisine of the U. It is noted for its emphasis on fresh, light, and health-conscious dishes, taking advantage of readily available produce and seafood. A varied range of micro-climates, dominated by a mild Mediterranean climate, and health-conscious diets and lifestyles in California, promote the production, use and consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables and meats, many of them organic. In Northern California, with wine country nearby, French, Italian, and Mediterranean inspired food is prominent, as well as Asian-inspired fare.