“You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.” -Anthony Bourdain
They say a man’s stomach is the way to his heart. We express our love for our family and friends around a great meal. Food is sustenance but it’s also something we do to care for others. Someone is sick? We bring soup. Someone has suffered a loss? We bring a casserole. You moved into a new neighborhood? A neighbor, brings you lunch. During the Holidays, we cook and bake traditional foods for family, friends and coworkers. The list goes on and on.
Food and cooking evoke the memories that we create every day around the dinner table.
Every day I’m inspired by the city I live in and my travels. Los Angeles offers so many types of food that is always readily available. Our grocery store offerings are as diverse as the customers that shop them. Most communities have Farmers Markets these days or local, neighborhood stores that carry seasonal produce and local specialities. This has just made my interest in food and cooking intensify over the years.
For many years, at the urging of some friends and family I’ve decided to share what I cook. Claudia’s Table is a labor of love – both a creative outlet and for cooking and sharing. So who is Claudia? It’s my middle name by which my immediate family calls me.
This blog contains vibrant, healthful, shareable, recipes and ideas for everyday and for entertaining. Mostly healthful, somewhat indulgent, and always delicious. I invite you to browse, engage and let me know what’s on your table today. It is my hope that you will find something new to try and share with your family and friends.
I look forward to getting to know you better and thank you for stopping by. Check back often to see what is new. (Sign up for our monthly recap of new recipes -I promise, just recipes, to the right >>>>)
Share the recipes you have made using #claudiastable. I look forward to seeing your pics!
Ana @Claudia’s Table
My husband Carl and I live in Los Angeles in a coastal neighborhood with our Goldendoodle, Fozzie and our JackChi, Sophie.
All photos are taken by me with a Canon EOS Rebel T6i, a Samsung Note or iPhone 11. Food photos are taken in my home, indoors and outdoors without artificial lighting and minimal processing. For more of the resources I use, click here.
All the recipes on this site are developed by me. I credit adapted recipes or inspirations where needed. If you are inspired but what you have read on our blog, we ask that you give credit where credit is due. We diligently monitor the use of our content and exercise copyright litigation. Our website and its content have been registered through the US Copyright office.