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Cooked in California

Welcome!  Cooked in California (cic) is a resource for festivals across the state, with a focus on culture and foods.  Cultural festivals because there are many ethnic communities/neighborhoods/towns that surround California and all over America.   From San Francisco’s Chinatown, Solvang’s Danish town, to Los Angeles’ Little Ethiopia and Olvera Street; these ethnic enclaves will host festivals sharing their traditional foods, music, dances, and costumes.  Food festivals because of the state’s harvesting, seasons, or holidays dedicated to the specific foods (garlic, BBQ, avocado, etc.)

About Dinah

My passions are food, travel, culture, and nature.   I enjoy a combination of my passions at these festivals without having to spend too much money.  These are great events for the whole family where many are free to attend or are affordable.  As a result,  I get to taste the many flavors, visit many cities, and learn about cultures while being outdoors.


  • provide updated information and links to the events
  •  inform and encourage others of upcoming festivals
  • learn about many cultures

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Cooked in California-food & cultural festivals

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Kellie Meno permalink
    October 20, 2011 5:40 am

    Although I’m on a tiny island in the Pacific, I have recommended this site to many friends and family members! I also follow on Twitter & FB! Awesome job Dinah!! I can’t wait to fly out and attend a festival! ❤ from Guam!

    • October 20, 2011 8:20 am

      Aww thanks for the support Kel! It was because of that tiny island that got me really into this. Missing the Mango festival in Agat 😦

  2. Anonymous permalink
    September 29, 2011 2:37 pm

    Dinah!! I love your page..thanks for the weekly info.! So I went to the Lobster Festival this summer and the Greek one last weekend. Great recommendations.


  3. Ting permalink
    July 6, 2011 11:25 pm

    Great job, Dinah! Thanks for pulling all these information into one location. I can’t wait to check out some of these events.

    By the way, there is a Malaysian Hawker Festival on July 24, organized by the Malaysian Professional and Business Association. Check out their website:

    • July 7, 2011 7:32 am

      Your welcome and thank you for the info on the Malaysian festival. Sounds delicious and awesome how proceeds go to charity. Thanks again!

  4. Virginia Avila permalink
    June 20, 2011 8:13 am

    Love the concept of your blog! Looking forward to learning more about California festivals, thanks for sharing!!

  5. June 19, 2011 12:57 pm

    and for me, all the asian food festivals… (of course) 🙂 I’m excited to see this through Dinah, great job!

    • June 21, 2011 6:08 pm

      Speaking of, there is an Chinese festival coming up either next month or August. I’ll let you know.

  6. June 17, 2011 9:32 pm

    i see how much you enjoy food all day every day 🙂 … Kudos on your blog, looking forward to finding out information on central American food festivals 🙂 !

    • June 17, 2011 10:28 pm

      Thanks Cecia! That is definatley one of the events I will be looking for!

      • jrsa26 permalink
        June 20, 2011 10:53 am

        I can’t wait for beerfest!


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