Latkes; Halal Fast Food; Lizard Buffet; Jonathan Gold
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Latkes; Halal Fast Food; Lizard Buffet; Jonathan Gold

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This week on Good Food with Evan Kleiman, celebrate Hanukkah with latkes.  Amelia Saltsman shares her family's favorite recipe.  Baker Abby Dodge is in holiday mode too.  She is making cookies using only four ingredients.  Evan Kleiman takes Jimmy Shaw and Diana Kennedy to a taco truck in East LA.  We'll talk LA street food and the law with Ernesto Hernandez.  Herpetologist Lee Grismer  explains how a new species of lizard was discovered in a Vietnam lunch buffet.  Frank Browning returns to Good Food to talk apples and he tells us how a French fast food restaurant has caused a stir over serving halal meat.  Fermented foods are all the rage, says Burkhard Bilger of The New Yorker.  And Jonathan Gold is here with a restaurant for us to try in Koreatown.  


Guest Interview

Market Report ()

Amelia Saltsman is the author of The Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook. She make latkes with a high starch-content potato, like Jerry Rutiz's Sierra Gold.  Another option is the German Butterball potato from Weiser Family Farms.  Find her latke recipe here.

Clark Schaub of Full of Life Flatbreads has a mobile wood burning pizza oven that they brought to the Santa Monica Farmers Market with Pourtal wine bar.  They make their slow-rise flatbread dough and top them with farmers market ingredients.

Guest Interview

4-Ingredient Holiday Cookies ()

Abby Dodge is a baker and a contributing editor to Fine Cooking magazine.  Her new book is Desserts 4 Today: Flavorful Desserts with Just Four Ingredients.  A recipe for her Grown-up Chocolate Bourbon Balls is here.


Music Break: Slide Show by El Michel's affair

Guest Interview

Diana Kennedy at a Taco Truck ()

Diana Kennedy is a long time scholar of Mexican food.  She lives and works in the Michoacan region of Mexico.  Her latest book is Oaxaca al gusto.  A picture of Diana, Jimmy and Evan is here.
Music Break: Everybody Eats When They Come To My House by Cab Calloway

Guest Interview

Taco Trucks and the Law ()

Ernesto Hernandez is a law professor at Chapman University.  Read more about taco trucks and the law here.


Guest Interview

Lizard Buffet ()

Lee Grismer is a herpetologist at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA.  He and his son identified a new species of lizard after a colleague ate it at a Vietnamese lunch buffet.  More about it, including a picture, here.


Music Break: Ghost Town (Instrumental) by Zeep

Guest Interview

Apples ()

Frank Browning is a writer and reporter.  His book An Apple Harvest is now out in paperback.  His Winter Apple Salad recipe is here.


Guest Interview

Halal Meat in French Fast Food ()

Frank Browning, who lives in France, discusses how the country has prevented Quick, the hamburger chain from selling halal meat.  Read about Quick's foie gras hamburger here.


Music Break: God Moving Over The Face Of The Water by Moby

Guest Interview

Korean Clams ()

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Weekly.  This week, he takes us to Jae Bu Do, a clam restaurant in Koreatown.  Each table has a grill where diners cook clams, scallops, shrimp and langoustines.  


Jae Bu Do

474 N. Western 

Los Angeles, 90004


All of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions are on The Good Food Restaurant Map.

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