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 easy 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 tap into your senses to discover your herbal palate. 


The Ultimate Guide to CBD is now available for pre-order!
Pre-Order Bonus. Order before March 17, 2020, and you’ll receive additional BONUS RECIPES that you can start using today! Just send your proof of purchase to the following email address ultimateguideCBD@quarto.com and we’ll send you the bonus recipes. 



March 5, 2018

Tap into your senses to create the perfect cannabis, food, and wine pairings

One of our greatest gifts is our ability to use our five senses to interpret the world around us. Sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch all work harmoniously together to shape what we perceive....

February 28, 2018

Six simple steps to making canna-foods at home

(Photo Credit: Monica Lo of Sous Weed)

If you are curious about cannabis, you might be wondering how to make a cannabis infusion at home. While it may seem intimidating at first, incorporating herbal products into your coo...

January 31, 2018

The first-ever High Times Top Chef shares the ins and outs of cooking

with cannabis

(Photo Credit: Chloe Hom)

Meet Brandon Allen, the first-ever High Times Top Cannabis Chef, certified Interpener, cannabis educator, and guru of paleo and ketogenic cuisine. As a leader in...

December 16, 2017

Oh, the holidays. December is such a joyous time of year where we can eat, drink, and be merry.  It is also a time where we spend many hours in the kitchen preparing side dishes for upcoming holiday parties and gatherings. While most of us have hectic schedules, findin...

September 8, 2017

Is it fall yet? This is the first question that comes to mind after Labor Day weekend has come and gone. Swimsuit season is officially over which means we can begin to dig out the boots and sweaters and look forward to richer dishes that combine the fantastic flavors o...

August 11, 2017

Meet the Talented Chef Behind the Bay Area’s Hottest Underground Infused Pop-Up

(Photo Credit: Dope Magazine)

Imagine an evening of small infused bites, curated cannabis pairings, and a gourmet meal prepared by one of San Francisco’s most talented canna-culinary chefs. M...

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