Crispy Pork Gang; Goat Milk Soap; Is Kosher Safer?
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explains how to make soap from goat's milk.
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Chef Nathan Lyon is a television personality and chef on PBS. His latest show is Growing a Greener World. In December, 2011 he published his first cookbook, Good Food Starts Fresh. You’ll find a recipe for his Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup with Candied Spiced Pecans on the Good Food Blog.
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The Kitchen God ()
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Family Meal ()
A Gang Devoted to Crispy Pork ()
Jonathan Gold visits Crispy Pork Gang, an oddly named restaurant in Thai Town. He says they serve an "unusually good" crispy pork. His favorite preparations were crispy pork stir fried with mint leaves and crispy pork served with morning glory. He also likes the crispy rice salad.
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Crispy Pork Gang & Grill
5253 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Does Kosher Mean Safer? ()
Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein is a pediatric neurologist and expert in some of the direct healthy benefits of pasture raised meat. In 2008, she started Mitzvah Meat and Mindful Meat, a co-op bringing local, grass-fed, humanely raised and slaughtered meat and chicken to both kosher and non-kosher communities. She explains how kosher slaughter varies from non-kosher slaughter and how it may lessen the risk of food-borne illness.
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Goat Milk Soap ()
PJ Jonas, along with her husband and eight children, lives on a three-acre homestead in rural Indiana. Instead of making cheese, they make goat milk soap with their goats’ milk. Their company is Goat Milk Stuff.
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