About The Herb Somm

Welcome to The Herb Somm, your gourmet guide to the wonderful world of cannabis! My online guides are dedicated to culinary experiences, recipes and pairings, cannabis 101, CBD, and transformative life experiences that will help you discover your unique herbal palate.


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Your gourmet guide to the wonderful world of cannabis


My mission is to recommend creative ways to experience herbal products safely through cooking, food and wine pairings, and wellness. Based in San Francisco, California, I collaborate with local chefs and cannabis/CBD brands who are at the forefront of the industry. Be adventurous - I invite you to learn, live, taste, and travel to discover your herbal palate. 



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January 18, 2019

**As seen on POPSUGAR**

One of my favorite CBD dessert recipes is canna-cookie bars. Combining the mouthwatering flavors of chocolate, salty walnuts, caramel chips, and coconut flakes, this easy-to-make dessert will impress your palate and your friends. With only nine s...

July 12, 2018

As the summer season heats up, refreshing snacks are a great way to enliven your palate. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are an obvious choice when it comes to the warmer months, but there are many other ways you can get creative in the kitchen.

To highlight healthy eati...

June 5, 2018

This Bay Area trailblazer is on a mission to rebuild Marin County’s cannabis culture one customer at a time

Elise McRoberts, Chief of Communications and Curation for California Wellness, knows her cannabis. She also knows a thing or two about rock and roll, fashion, hul...

May 30, 2018

Summer is just around the corner, which means the season of fresh produce has arrived. One of our favorite ways to enjoy warm weather fruits and vegetables is to combine them into a refreshing salad. Since most of us do not have time to spend hours in the kitchen, this...

May 8, 2018

This San Francisco gastronomist is redefining “gourmet” with his Michelin star-style cannabis infusions

What do cannabis, fine dining, and a Michelin star restaurant have in common? Meet Michael Magallanes, Founder of Opulent Chef. A few months ago, I had the pleasure o...

May 2, 2018

Discovering the complex aromas of our favorite imbibe

Like cannabis, there are specific organic compounds that contribute to the aromas and flavors of our favorite wines. If you are familiar with reading wine reviews or tasting notes, you’ll most often see descriptors s...

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