Chicago-style Hot Dogs; Affordable Wines; Kitchen Knives
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Food critic Jonathan Gold rounds up Chicago-style hot dogs, wine expert Stacie Hunt sips tasty affordable wines and Chad Ward gives us the finer points on selecting and maintaining kitchen knives. Plus, Laura Avery finds what's in season in the Market Report.
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The Market Report ()
Laura Avery chats with private chef Dave Rubell, who talks about creating a vegetable sauté with the bounty of the market. Create your own with your favorite vegetables. Start with butter and diced shallots. Then add a similarly sized dice of broccoli, corn, asparagus tips, zucchini and anything else you choose.
Where to find those savory shallots, you ask? Farmer Alex Weiser, of Weiser Family Farms, will have shallots beginning this weekend. These brown-skinned, multi-bulbed flavor-enhancers are beloved by chefs for their flavor, which falls somewhere between garlic and onion.
Chicago-Style Hot Dogs ()
LA Weekly's Pultizer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold hits the LA streets in search of Chicago-style hot dogs. A Chicago-style dog is a Vienna beef frank, yellow mustard, relish, chopped raw onions, celery salt, pickle spear and tomatoes nestled into poppy-seed bun. Jonathan also stumbles upon the "Twinkie dog", a hot dog sandwiched between two deep-fried Hostess Twinkies and garnished with Cheez Whiz.
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Affordable Wines ()
Wine guru Stacie Hunt of Du Vin Wine & Spirits sips delicious affordable "full" bottle wines.
Du Vin Wine & Spirits
540 N San Vicente Blvd (near Melrose)
West Hollywood, CA 90048
She recommends the following:
’05 Grand Theatre, Bordeaux, France $ 7.99
’06 Luzon Verde, Jumilla, Spain (Organic) $ 8.99
’04 Chateau Bas, Aix en Provence, France $9.99
’06 Clement Cote du Rhone, France $ 8.99
’07 Oisly Thesee, Touraine, Loire, France $ 8.99
‘06, Chateau de la CantrieMuscadet Sur Lie, Loire, France $9.99
’07 Astruc Marsanne, Languedoc, France $9.99
’07 Chateau Bas, Aix en Provence, France $ 9.99
’05 Sorin, Provence, France $11.99
’03 Chateau Nodoz, Bordeaux, France $13.99
Kitchen Knives ()
Ward recommends Forschner's Victorinox 8-inch chef's knife - available at most cultery store for $20.
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Du Vin Wine & Spirits: In business for more than two decades at San Vicente in West Hollywood, Du Vin offers more than 10,000 bottles of hand-picked wine, with staff specialists in the wines of France, Italy, Latin America and California.
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