The Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, CA serves more than two tons of fresh garlic prepared in every conceivable way. Here's a great Gilroy Roasted Garlic Dip recipe.
California tomato season is between June and November. During the peak season, harvesters work 24 hours a day. Here's a Fresh Tomato Salsa recipe.
Authentic cioppino originated with the Italian fishermen who emigrated to the San Francisco Bay area. These fishermen and their families used the old cooking traditions and methods and mixed them with the abundance of quality seafood in the northern coastal areas. The following recipe resembles the Italian "Zappa di Pesca" or Seafood Soup.
Half Moon Bay Lobster Chowder.