I'm Caron Golden. And, yes, I have a thing for food. And farms. And markets. And restaurants. I get to indulge in this obsession as an award-winning freelance food writer, whose work appears in Edible San Diego, San Diego Magazine, and Saveur. Along with the serious stuff that pays the bills, I've enjoyed years of travel writing, with visits to Australia, Canada (both coasts), England, France, Holland, Baja California, and lots of U.S. cities. I've tasted big fat Moreton Bay Bugs in Brisbane and smoked eel fresh from the local factory in Amsterdam, tiny wild strawberries I picked roadside in the Magdalene Islands, and the juiciest possible rotisserie chicken, accompanied by flavorful socca pancakes, in Nice's Old City.
But as enjoyable as my travels have been, nothing beats feeding the people I love. And if you cook, shopping is bound to be part of the pleasure. I am a first-class shopper and love to share my discoveries. That's what San Diego Foodstuff is all about. Fabulous food finds in our region. Together, let's see where we can find the makings of a great meal!
You can also read my monthly Local Bounty column in San Diego Magazine and my weekly Local Bounty blog on their website.
I am a member of IACP and Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI), an organization of women leaders in food, beverage, and hospitality whose mission is education, advocacy, and philanthropy. Membership is by invitation. I'm also a volunteer chef/instructor at the wonderful Olivewood Gardens in National City, where I get to teach kids easy-to-make delicious and nutritious meals.