Mac and Cheese; Food Additives; A Farewell to Bahooka
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There are over 5,000 food additives on the market but less than half have been through toxicology testing. Food journalist Melanie Warner uncovers shocking details about processed food, and investigative reporter Michael Moss talks to KCRW's Warren Olney about how the junk food industry hooked consumers with an addicting cocktail of salt, sugar and fat. Canadian doctor David Bailey explains why grapefruit can be a health hazard when mixed with some medications. Cookbook author Martha Holmberg says you can make a homemade vinaigrette in less than a minute and cheese expert Laura Werlin lays out the foundation for a delicious mac & cheese. On the restaurant front, Jonathan Gold enjoys David Myers' new restaurant Hinoki & The Bird, and independent producer Gideon Brower laments the closing of the cult-favorite tiki joint Bahooka. At the market Laura Avery talks to Corina Weibel of Canele restaurant, and farmer Robin Smith says her pomelos and grapefruits and sweeter than ever before.
Banner image: Gideon Brower
Salt, Sugar & Fat ()
KCRW's Warren Olney talks to investigative reporter Michael Moss about his new book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. This interview first aired on To the Point on February 27.
You can read more about the book in this article in the New York Times Magazine.
Mac & Cheese, Please! ()
Pandora's Lunchbox ()
Music Bed: "Waiting" by Danny Elfman
Vinaigrette at Home ()
Music Bed: "Number One" by Pharrell, featuring Kanye West
Lobster Rolls and Singapore Crab at Hinoki & The Bird ()
Jonathan Gold reviews Hinoki & The Bird, the newest restaurant from celebrated chef David Myers. Jonathan suggests the "rule of five" when eating dinner for two: order two small plates, two vegetable plates and one protein dish. His favorite dishes include the lobster roll, chili crab toast, sambal skate, beef tartare and hinoki scented black cod.
Hinoki & The Bird
10 Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067
All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food restaurant map.
Music Bed: "Still I Rise" by 2Pac (Instrumental)
Market Report ()
Corina Weibel is the chef and owner of Canele in Atwater Village. She has been a weekly fixture at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market for years, and this week she is picking up spring vegetables for a soup.
Robin Smith and her husband Steven own Mud Creek Ranch. Pomelos are in peak season and grapefruit are coming into season right now. As the weather warms the fruit will get sweeter.
Music Bed: "Progress" by Stars
Why Grapefruit and Some Medications Don't Mix ()
Dr. David Bailey is a clinical pharmacologist at the Lawson Health Research Institute in Canada. He discovered that relationship between grapefruit and medications by chance nearly 20 years ago. We were inspired to talk to him after seeing this article in the New York Times.
Farewell to Bahooka ()
Gideon Brower is an independent producer. He bids farewell to Bahooka Family Restaurant. The beloved tiki bar in Rosemead that will close it's doors forever at the end of service on Sunday, March 10.
This segment was made possible by KCRW's Independent Producer Program.
- Gideon Brower: Assistant Producer, To the Point/Which Way, LA?
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