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. 



May 14, 2017

Women Grow, an organization that educates and empowers women in the cannabis industry, recently hosted an event in Oakland featuring keynote speaker Maya Elisabeth, CEO of Om Edibles and Whoopi & Maya.

Elisabeth’s experience in the cannabis industry is impressive. Launc...

April 27, 2017

If you are new to cannabis, you are probably wondering “what the heck is this stuff”? Sativa, Indica, Hybrids, Cannabinoids, Terpenes? Where do I start?

Before you begin the journey through our gourmet guides, it’s important to understand what cannabis is and how this a...

April 27, 2017

A key ingredient to many of our recipes is using a gourmet CannaOil. As with olive oil, CannaOil is very versatile. It can be used to make salad dressings, sauces, pastas, sautés, baked goodies and much more.  

When preparing a CannaOil at home, we recommend using an ol...

March 26, 2017

Cannabis is not for “lazy potheads”. This common misconception just isn’t true. As we learn more and more about this miracle plant including its many medicinal benefits, it is clear that cannabis can help heal people from all walks of life.  Whether you’re a chef, musi...

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