Adventures to Savor
Step into Beyond Wonderful and experience the color, flavor, vitality and spice of one of America’s culinary capitals—San Francisco.

Beyond Wonderful International Home Chefs, Italy, Guido Ferro and Rita Ferro with Barbara Adams.

The Hook and Ladder crush team: Left to Right: Greg, Josh, Jason, and Sarah, with Barbara Adams.

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"A Day in the Life of a California Vineyard and Winery
at Crush"





Why We Are Beyond Wonderful!

At Beyond Wonderful, we’re excited to bring you great cuisine in all its variety—from the elegant to the exotic to the beloved everyday. Thanks for visiting!

Our Philosophy
No matter how busy the day, or how basic the dish, a meal prepared with passion is always Beyond Wonderful.

The heart, soul and rolled-up sleeves behind Beyond Wonderful, Barbara Adams believes that nourishment doesn’t come in a can or a microwave tray. It comes from gathering with friends and family to enjoy the sensuous pleasures of cooking and eating—even if the gathering is brief and the meal simple.

Barbara prefers to cook with local, seasonal ingredients and enjoys supporting the many organic farmers, vintners, and food artisans around her home in the San Francisco Bay Area. In these pages, she shares her vision with support from a dedicated team of food and wine experts, writers, artists and editors, all united in a common passion for food.

Our History
Beyond Wonderful was launched in September 2004. Since then, we’ve grown steadily to become one of the Web’s premier destinations for innovative, reliable and inspiring culinary content. In addition to showcasing Barbara’s recipes and editorial content, our site is a publication headquarters for some of today’s leading online authorities on wine, cheese, produce, baking, and mushrooms.

About Barbara
Barbara Adams has spent her whole life cooking. She owns and operates Beyond Wonderful’s parent company, TediJak Productions. A mother and busy professional, Barbara understands the challenges of preparing fine food when time is short, and specializes in recipes that are practical, accessible, and always Beyond Wonderful. 

Exceptional Recipes

A colorful magazine-style format showcases Beyond Wonderful’s ever-growing library of first-class original content, including hundreds of concise, reliable kitchen-tested recipes. Every Beyond Wonderful recipe reflects Barbara’s inspired creativity, plus months of meticulous trial, editing and refining. Thorough instructions and supplemental “How-To” tutorials ensure frustration-free success for novices and experienced cooks alike. With enticing new recipes published several times per month, there’s always a delicious reason to come back.

Premium Editorial
More than just a recipe site, Beyond Wonderful features extensive editorial content designed to educate and inspire. Barbara’s blog offer a taste of her culinary adventures, which may include a trip to the market, an orchard picnic or a festive family gathering. You'll also enjoyl columns by a panel of contributing experts cover timely topics in produce, wine, cheese, baking, and mushrooms. Recognized innovators within their fields, our experts bring specialized knowledge and fresh personality to the Beyond Wonderful mix, and have quickly become one of the site’s primary attractions.

Beyond Wonderful also regularly welcomes guest chefs to share their philosophies and recipes online. In addition to restaurant pros, we’re proud to showcase the work of accomplished home cooks from diverse cultural backgrounds. The result: a growing library of exotic-yet-accessible ethnic recipes and cooking tips unlike any other on the Web.

With complete online archiving, visitors can easily access past Beyond Wonderful columns at any time.

Sophisticated Design
Professional photography and design make Beyond Wonderful a warm and visually inviting destination. Rich in content but simple to navigate, the site serves equally well for a quick “what’s for dinner?” recipe search or an extended, relaxing browse. In either case, visitors to the site will come away with a deeper appreciation for the craftsmanship and integrity of authentic, high-quality food.

A Vision for the Future
Beyond Wonderful is just getting started! Since our launch in 2004, we’ve grown steadily to become one of the Web’s premier destinations for innovative, reliable and inspiring culinary content. Our successful online initiatives are backed by regular PR support and a growing network of influential alliances within the culinary community. With plans in the works for enhanced online interactive features, e-commerce functionality and extended media presence beyond the Web, we’re poised for record growth in the coming year.