Hot Buttered Rum, A History of Peanut Butter, New FDA Rules
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Do you prefer creamy or crunchy peanut butter? Author Jon Krampner details the history of America’s favorite spread. The new year ushered in several new food policies. Marion Nestle discusses the long-awaited FDA guidelines and Arianne Lotti explains the Farm Bill extension that was passed during the Fiscal Cliff negotiations. Jonathan Gold enjoys the Wuhan specialty of “bullfrog dry pot” in the San Gabriel Valley. ‘Tis the season for warming cocktails and fireside drinking and LA food writer Lesley Balla tells us where we can find both in Los Angeles; plus, blogger and cookbook author Joy Wilson provides a recipe for making Hot Buttered Rum at home. At the market Laura Avery talks to Chef Rian Brandenburg and Chuck Kalal about the quail sold at Jimenez Family Farms.
What the Fiscal Cliff Did to the Farm Bill ()
Arianne Lotti is the Assistant Policy Director for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. She explains what happened to the proposed 2012 Farm Bill during the Fiscal Cliff negotiations late in the year.
Where to Find Hot Toddy’s and Fireplaces in Los Angeles ()
Lesley Balla has been writing about food in Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can find her stories on Zagat’s LA Blog and in Angeleno Magazine.
Find a map with all of Lesley’s picks for fireside drinking and warming cocktails on the Good Food Blog.
Hot Buttered Rum ()
Joy Wilson writes the popular blog Joy the Baker. In 2012 she published a cookbook of the same name. She explains how to make Hot Buttered Rum at home. Find a recipe on the Good Food Blog.
Creamy & Crunchy: The History of Peanut Butter ()
Jon Krampner is the author of Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All American Food. You can find him signing books at Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena this Tuesday evening, January 15th, at 7pm.
The New FDA Food Safety Guidelines ()
Dr. Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She's also the author of numerous books and publications and makes public appearances on the topics of nutrition and health.
She outlines the highly anticipated FDA food safety guidelines announced early this year.
Tasty Dining - Where Bullfrog is the House Specialty ()
Jonathan takes us to a San Gabriel restaurant with an unusual name. Tasty Dining specializes in the food of Wuhan, a Chinese city that is roughly the size of Los Angeles located on the Yangtze River between Shanghai and Chongqin. Specialties of the house include bullfrog dry pot, re gan mian, (or hot, dry noodles in sesame sauce), shiu mai with mushrooms and sticky rice and the chewy pumpkin pancake.
301 W Valley Blvd
All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
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