Raising Chickens; Ventura County Eats; Pixie Tangerines
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Market Report ()
Amelia Saltsman is the author of The Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook. While she waits for the fava beans to come into season, she is buying fava tendrils, which are like shoots. She sautés them in olive oil with a little salt and adds English peas. Amelia's recipe is here.
David Karp is a pomologist with UC Riverside and a freelance writer for The Los Angeles Times' food section, where he writes the Market Watch column. This week he spotlights Pixie Tangerines which are grown primarily in Ojai.
Tsunamis and Marine Life ()David Caron is Interim Director at the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and he is a Professor of biological sciences.
Ventura County Eats ()
Allison Costa, food writer, restaurant critic, and writer of the blog Ventura Food Happenings. She recommends the following places to eat in Ventura:
The Garden Market
449 North 10th Street, Santa Paula
The Local Cafe
1751 East Main Street, Ventura
Petite Reve Cafe
1124 So Seaward, Ste A, Ventura
Hip Vegan Cafe
928 E Ojai Ave., Ojai
Beijing Duck ()
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week, he reviews Beijing Duck House in San Gabriel. It's the one of the only restaurants in the Southland serving duck cooked in the authentic Beijing style. The other dishes on the menu are of the Shandong style. Read his full review here. Jonathan recommends the duck, the sea intestine (haichang), the sliced beef in chile oil, the tofu and the green onion pie.
Beijing Duck House
6420 Rosemead Blvd.
All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Raising Chickens with Bill Rosendahl ()
Bill Rosendahl is the City Councilman for LA's 11th district. He raises chickens in the backyard of his Mar Vista home. Read about his garden in LAist.
The Human/Animal Connection ()Dr. Hal Herzog is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on human-animal relations. He is Professor of Psychology at Western Carolina University and the author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals.
Food Festivals and Tiaras ()
David Valdes Greenwood is the author of The Rhinestone Sisterhood: A Journey Through Small Town America One Tiara at a Time. More about the festivals and the royalty David talks about on his website.
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