My roommate from Mexico City asked me yesterday: What is Californian cuisine? And assuming I just knew this kind of thing, being a California-native, I tried to give him a definition. It occurred to me I have no idea how to define Californian cuisine. I have an idea in my head of what it is (I'm thinking California benedict, avocado avocado avocado, strange yet delicious and fresh concoctions in general), but no concrete definition. What's your interpretation?