Summer Travel; Homemade Ice Cream; Blenheim Apricots
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Amelia Saltsman is the author of The Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook. She is using farmers market produce to make homemade ice cream and sorbet. She also uses Organic Pastures raw milk cream for the ice cream.
Mike Cironi brings Blenheim apricots to the Santa Monica Farmers Market. They are an heirloom variety in California and aren't found commercially. They ripen from the inside out, buying fruit that is a little green is okay. He'll have them for about 4 weeks.
Bogota, Colombia ()Good Food producer Harriet Ells recently traveled to Bogota, Colombia. Read about what she ate and see pictures here.
Rome, Italy ()Elizabeth Minchilli is an author living in Rome. Her latests book is Italian Rustic. Her recipe for Carciofi alla Giudea is here.
Vietnam ()Kim Fay's book is Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam. Her sister took the photographs. Kim buys traditional Vietnamese ingredients from the following Southern California locations:
Bangkok Market – 4757 Melrose Ave
Bangluk Market – 5170 Hollywood Boulevard
The recipe for her sister Julie's Banana Flower Salad is on the Good Food Blog.
China ()Pauline Loh is a food and wine journalist for China Daily. Chinese wine is traditionally made from grain and potato. However, the country have a growing taste for Western-style wines. They are growing Bordeaux and other varieties in regions throughout China. Shandong accounts for about 35 percent of national production.
Bhutan ()Lisa Napoli, formerly of Public Radio's Marketplace, has been traveling to the Kingdom of Bhutan for last three years. She has been working to start a radio station in the tiny landlocked country. Her new book is Radio Shangri-La.
Bhutan is a Buddhist country located in the Eastern Himalayas. It borders Tibet and India. Blessed Rainy Day is a holiday that marks the end of the monsoon season in Bhutan and the beginning of the harvest.
Bakersfield, CA ()This week, Jonathan Gold takes us on a road trip to Bakersfield. Jonathan is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. He likes to eat family style at The Noriega Hotel, sip Picon Punch at the Pyrenees, have ice cream at Dewar's, and Italian-American fare at Luigi's.
525 Sumner St.Bakersfield, CA
601 Sumner St.
1120 Eye Street
725 East 19th Street
All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
The Great Subcontinent ()Naomi Duguid is the author of Mangoes and Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent, with Jeffrey Alford.
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