Frito Pie; Gut Instinct; the Life of a Farmer
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Amelia Saltsman and Matthew Biancaniello offer ideas for late-season tomatoes. Homesick Texan Lisa Fain reminisces about the chile con queso and frito pie of her hometown, and Jonathan Gold takes us to a unique taco stand in Boyle Heights. Curious about gut instincts? Javier Bravo says they may have to do with your diet. Kathryn Lukas explains wild fermentation and describes some of her unique sauerkraut flavors. Plus, Maryn McKenna gives us the facts on six new strains of E. coli and Roger Echon details how the San Antonio School District is combating obesity with a video camera. Finally, the life of a farmer -- Lesley Barger Suter paints us a portrait of life on the farm, from sun-up to sun-down.
Market Report ()
Amelia Saltsman is the author of the Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook. This time of year she enjoys using tomatoes in sauces and stews. See all of her late-season tomato suggestions on the Good Food Blog.
Matthew Biancaniello is the lead mixologist at the Library Bar located in the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. His cocktail menu is constantly changing depending on what is in season. You'll find a recipe for his Mae West cocktail on the Good Food Blog.
Music break: "Choo Choo" by The Bandana Splits
Puffy Tacos and Frito Pie ()
LA's Spiciest Taco ()
Jonathan Gold visits Guisados in Boyle Heights. The tacos at Guisados are filled with stewed meat. Jonathan recommends the cochinito pibil, chicken tinga and his favorite, the chiles torreados.
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All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Gut Instinct ()
Dr. Javier Bravo is a researcher at University College Cork in Ireland. His research on gut bacteria and the brain show that probiotics may elevate one's mood.
New Flavors of Sauerkraut ()
Kathryn Lukas is the founder of Farmhouse Culture Kraut in Santa Cruz, California. She explains lactic fermentation and describes some of her unique sauerkraut flavors like smoked jalapeno, apple fennel and candy cap mushroom kraut.
Six New Strains of E. coli ()
Maryn McKenna is an independent journalist and author specializing in public health, infectious disease and food policy. She explains how and why six new strains of E. coli were determined adulterants by the USDA.
Music break: "Love like That" by The Heavy
Fighting Obesity with a Video Camera ()
Dr. Roger Echon is working on a pilot program, sponsored by the USDA, to monitor children's eating habits in San Antonio Public Schools with video cameras that track food purchased and food eaten on each school lunch tray. An article on the calorie camera is here.
LA's Beloved Farmers Markets ()
Lesley Barger Suter is the Dine Editor for Los Angeles Magazine. She joins Evan to discuss the November issue which focuses on LA's Farmers Markets.
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