Monika Woolsey's Perfect Food Day

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We were curious about what she would choose for a perfect food day. Will she splurge or stick to a nutritious and balanced day of meals?

Here is Monika Woolsey's perfect food day:

I had a hard time narrowing down a perfect day, as I rarely eat the same thing twice. It's all good and a "repeat eat" could mean not getting to try something else new and fun! The only thing I couldn't fit in here somewhere was a good glass of Malbec. That's ok, I'll save that for another perfect day!

Breakfast: A late summer visit to the Mar Vista Farmer's Market (West Los Angeles). I'd start off by sharing nutella and spinach crepes with a friend, cruise through the dozens of different pluots at the sampling table, then finish by tasting one of each of Patricia Tsai's stone ground chocolate flavors over at the Choco Vivo booth. Better yet, plop me at a farmer's market I've never visited (Istanbul, Seattle, or somewhere in Provence, and just let me explore. I'm guessing that I might be the only person whose entire bucket list is farmer's markets I'd like to try!

Morning: An strawberry agua fresca or orange/nopales juice at Ranch Market here in Phoenix. So refreshing on one of those summer days so hot and dusty the theme song from "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" won't stop looping through your brain.

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