Dashboard Dining, Thai Street Food, Nancy Silverton's Favorite Cheese
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Nancy Silverton dishes on her favorite cheese and Jonathan Gold takes us back to Koreatown, this time for crab. Ellen Kassoff Gray is here with a lesson in dashboard dining. Plastics, once the wave of the future, are now a pain in our sides. Dean Kubani tells us what one Southern California city is doing about it. Michael Ruhlman discusses the 20 techniques that every home cook should know. Plus, fish sauce - stinky yet delicious. Sally Grainger has the back-story on this ancient condiment, and Eddie Lin takes us out for Thai street food in Hollywood.
Market Report ()
Mazen Mustafa is the new Executive Chef at Fraiche in Santa Monica. He's using over 35 ingredients from the Santa Monica Farmers' Market in his signature dish, Nature's Bounty.
Bill Coleman is the owner of Coleman Family Farms. The Coleman farm stand at the Wednesday and Saturday Santa Monica Markets is a favorite for herbs and lettuces.
Just One Word...Plastics ()
Dean Kubani is the Environmental Programs Division Manager for the City of Santa Monica. He discusses the recent plastic bag ban in Santa Monica.
(The ban was also the subject of a recent Which Way, LA? discussion.)
Jonathan Gold Can't Get Enough of Koreatown ()
Jonathan Gold visits Soban in Koreatown. He had been going to Soban for years before he noticed the ganjang gaejang, a dish of raw marinated crab, on the menu. Highlights include the eun dae gu jorim, galbi jjim, ganjang gaejang and the banchan.
4001 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Dashboard Dining ()
Ellen Kassoff Gray is the co-owner of Equinox restaurant in Washington, DC. She is also well versed in the art of dashboard dining. Kassoff Gray shares her tips on what foods travel well, when to utilize roadside stands and how to use your dashboard as a microwave.
Nancy Silverton on Mozzarella ()
Nancy Silverton is the pastry chef extraordinaire that brought us La Brea Bakery and, more recently, Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, which she co-owns with Mario Batali. Her latest cookbook is The Mozza Cookbook: Recipes from Los Angeles's Favorite Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria.
For information on the October 5 event at the Skirball Cultural Center featuring Silverton and Evan Kleiman in Conversation click here.
Thai Street Food Reaches Hollywood ()
Night + Market
9041 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Fish Sauce: An Ancient Condiment ()
Sally Grainger's Master's thesis was on fish sauce. She also co-wrote The Classical Cookbook with Andrew Dalby. Her research explores the origins of fish sauce in Ancient Rome and Greece.
Ruhlman's 20 ()
Michael Ruhlman is the celebrated cookbook author and blogger who co-wrote all of Thomas Keller and Eric Ripert's cookbooks as well as his own book, Ratio. His latest book is Ruhlman's Twenty: 20 Techniques 100 Recipes A Cook's Manifesto.
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