Central Coast Steak Frites

Where can you forage through town to cook the most local, sustainable steak frites? In Central Coast, California of course! Follow the beginning of the adventure as we collect everything from wine to the potatoes to the steak to make the easiest and most delectable Central Coast inspired cuisine. Did we mention these are duck fat fries?

For a two day Central Coast, California pasture to plate extravaganza, get everything you need to know on the Original Fare website.

“Harlem River”
By Kevin Morby
Harlem River

Special thanks:
Camp Chef

VW Surfari

Halter Ranch Vineyard

Windrose Farm

J&R Meats

In Original Fare, join Kelly Cox on her weird adventures across the U.S. as she hangs with chefs, hunters, moonshiners and other characters. She’s on a quest, telling stories that cut through the pretty packaging and buzzwords of the foodie movement to make a slice of American authenticity accessible to all. You’ll be inspired as you eat, drink, and cook your way across America. Because life is too short to eat amongst the crowd — it’s more fun to be original. For more, visit theoriginalfare.com.

How to PDX

Want to get a true foodie experience in the PDX? From hard candy to craft beers to tea, Kelly explores those mad scientists we call artisans in Portland.

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How Weather Impacts Wine

Want to choose the perfect wine bottle? Was it hot or cold when the grapes were grown? You’ll be surprised to learn how important the growing season weather is when picking a vintage and food pairing.

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Brunch on a Budget in Portland

Looking for a spicy brunch on a budget that will impress your guests? Its easier than you think. Learn how to navigate any supermarket with the ax-wielding chef Jason French of Ned Ludd, Portland. He’s making a $20 brunch that can easily serve 20 people.


Texas Hill Country Wine

Something big is happening in Texas. They are making good wine! Discover the tasting notes of some tasty Italian wines including Aglianico and Vermentino.

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Dove Hunting in Dallas

There’s no waiting in line for the hottest new dish in Texas. This is a hunt to table. Killer Chef Jesse Morris takes Kelly out on her first hunt as he shows his buddies how to go beyond the bacon wrap and get into dove carnitas!

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Pinot Noir in Washington

Drink up on camping adventure! Head to Washington state with Kelly as she breaks down the tasting notes and grape growing requirements for pinot noir – a temperamental grape.

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Crabbing in Seattle with Alice Currah

No fish? No food. No dinner. Kelly and blogger Alice Currah take on some feisty crabs in the Puget Sound before enjoying a Pacific Northwest Sunday brunch, featuring Alice’s crab rangoon.

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