Salt; Gluten Free Beer; Legislating Nutrition; Asparagus
Listen to/Watch entire show:
Market Report ()
Michael Biancaniello is the head bartender at The Library Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel. He makes custom cocktails (there is no menu) based on what's in season and the customer's tastes. He shops weekly at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. His recipe for Winter in Jamaica is here.
Asparagus is back at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. It disappears from area markets for about 6 weeks during the winter freeze. Life's A Choke is based in Lompoc, CA. Juan, who works with the farm, says that they pick from the same plant nearly every day. Juan says that the medium sized asparagus is the best combination of tenderness and flavor.
Legislating Nutrition ()
New York City's Mayor Bloomberg is seeking Federal permission to prohibit the purchase of soda with food stamps. Producer Thea Chaloner hit the streets of New York City to hear what people think. Read more about it here.
Gluten Free Beer ()
Christina Perozzi is one of The Beer Chicks. Christina says that there are a lot of gluten free beers available now, most made with buckwheat and sorghum.
Here's a list of the beers mentioned:
- St. Peter's Sorghum Beer
- Anheuser-Busch's Redbridge
- New Grist
- Deshute's Pub in Portland
Daisy Mint ()
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week he reviews Daisy Mint, a pan-Asian restaurant in Pasadena. He likes the grilled beef salad with lime dressing, the kimchi fried rice, and the Panang curry. For dessert, he recommends the fried ice cream.
1218 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106-1842
All of Jonathan Gold's suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Music Break: Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis by Funkadelic
LA's Best New Restaurants ()
Lesley Bargar Suter is the dine editor of Los Angeles magazine. She shares the magazine's list of LA's best new restaurants:
- 1. Lazy Ox Canteen
- 2. Hatfield’s
- 3. Waterloo & City
- 4. Cleo
- 5. Salt’s Cure
- 6. Scarpetta
- 7. Forage
- 8. Savory
- 9. Culina
- 10. WP24
Music Break: Love Lies Bleeding (Instrumental) by The Ettes
Music Break: Know More Now (Instrumental + No Drums) by Zeep
Engage & Discuss
BROUGHT TO YOU BY