Food Trucks in Paris; A New Dumpling Trend; Italian Salumi
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The expression "très Brooklyn" has hit Paris. Food writer Alexander Lobrano notices a new wave of American chefs at the helm of Parisian restaurants and Kristin Frederick, owner of a successful burger centric food truck in Paris, weighs in on what it's like to be an American chef serving burgers in Paris. Cookbook author and chef Jesse Griffiths falls in love with hunting and fishing, and food writer Michael Ruhlman walks us through making your own dry cured salumi at home. Jonathan Gold proclaims that there is a new dumpling trend in the San Gabriel Valley. Plus, Good Food producer Gillian Ferguson visits Thomas Starr King Middle School in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where Brian Miller and his 6th grade students prompted a ban on all Styrofoam lunch trays. At the market Laura Avery talks to Amelia Saltsman about a one-pot Vegan fall stew and farmer Al Courchesne discusses this year's crop of Warren pears.
Banner image courtesy of Le Camion Qui Fume
Market Report ()
Amelia Saltsman, author of the Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook, talks to Laura Avery about what's on the menu for her upcoming Good Food Festival demo and launch event on Wednesday, October 24 at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market. Saltsman will be using produce from Windrose Farms to make three dishes at the market at 11:15am. A recipe for her Greens, Beans and Butternut Squash Stew is on the Good Food blog.
Al Courchesne owns Frog Hollow Farms in Brentwood, California (not Brentwood, Los Angeles). His legendary Warren pears are back in season and he promises to have them at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers' Market through Christmas. The pears are prized for the sweetness and luscious texture.
Why the LA Unified School District Banned Styrofoam Lunch Trays ()
Good Food producer Gillian Ferguson visits Thomas Starr King Middle School on the border of Silver Lake and Los Feliz. She talks to Brian Miller who manages "Farm King," the school garden. In 2010 Miller taught his 6th graders about the effects of their Styrofoam lunch trays on the environment. The 6th graders built a 30-foot-tall Styrofoam lunch tray sculpture in the school garden to raise awareness of the 1,400 Styrofoam lunch trays that the school throws away each day. Thanks to their activism the LAUSD announced a ban on all Styrofoam lunch trays earlier this fall.
Hunting and Fishing for Dinner ()
Michael Ruhlman Dissects the Italian Tradition of Salumi ()
The Food Truck Phenomenon Hits Paris ()
California native Kristin Frederick is the chef and owner of Le Camion Qui Fume, a burger-centric food truck in Paris. Her most popular item is -- believe it or not -- her BBQ burger.
The New York Times reported on the growing trend of American food trucks in Paris earlier this year.
The Latest Parisian Restaurants are 'Très Brooklyn' ()
Alexander Lobrano is a food writer who lives in Paris. Both his book and his blog are titled Hungry for Paris. He talks to Evan about the review he wrote in Saveur of the restaurant Verjus, which is helmed by an American chef.
A Fashionable New Dumpling Craze ()
Jonathan Gold proclaims there is a new dumpling fad in town at Emperor Noodle in the San Gabriel Valley. He declares that the shen jian bao or "sjb" served at Emperor Noodle have replaced xiao long bao or "xlb" as the trendiest dumpling in Los Angeles. While the sjb are the star of the show, he also recommends the Shanghai fried rice cakes, the spicy pork noodles
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