LA Beer Week, Homemade Naan, Banana Hunting
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It's LA Beer Week and Beer Chick Christina Perozzi is here to tell us about the exciting new flavors of local craft brews. Dan Koeppel takes on a journey to the Congo to discover new varieties of bananas. Don't have a tandoor oven in your kitchen? Aarti Sequeira of Aarti Party tells us her secret for making fool-proof naan in a cast iron pan and Michael Ruhlman comes back to the studio to discuss why salt is the most important ingredient in the kitchen. Paul Wenger explains why picking strawberries is harder than you may think and Aaron Gassmann details how pest-resistant crops are losing their pest resistance. Plus, Jonathan Gold takes us to Little Tokyo to a brick and mortar restaurant that started out as a food truck.
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LA Beer Week ()
Christina Perozzi and her partner, Hallie Beaune, are the Beer Chicks. Perozzi calls the unique flavors that are added to craft beers "adjuncts." You can find a selection of the Beer Chicks’ favorite craft brews at the 8th Street Bottle Shop inside the Golden Gopher in Downtown LA.
Making Naan at Home ()
When Pigs Fly ()
Jonathan Gold visits the Flying Pig Cafe in Little Tokyo. The new brick and mortar establishment extends the menu from the Flying Pig Truck but still features their signature pork buns and Asian-influenced tacos.
Flying Pig Cafe
141 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
The Most Important Ingredient in the Kitchen ()
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. Ruhlman says that salt, like water, is a crucial ingredient in the kitchen.
Go Bananas! ()
Dan Koeppel is the author of Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World. His article, "Fruit of the Future," published in the May 2010 edition of Saveur was nominated for a James Beard Award.
Koeppel first appeared on Good Food on January 5, 2008. You can podcast his segment here.
Pest-Resistant Corn No Longer Resisting Pests ()
Aaron Gassmann is an entomologist at Iowa State University. He explains that genetically modified corn in Iowa is losing its pest resistance. This is the first instance that the western corn root worm has outsmarted a pest-resistant crop.
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