Why We Tip, Using Drones to Hunt Wild Boars, Kefir
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Wild boars wreak havoc on farms all over the country; two brothers in Louisiana, Cy Brown and James Palmer, have built a pig-spotting drone that helps them hunt the pesky pigs. Jackson Landers hunts wild boar without a drone; he suggests eating invasive species like wild boar, Asian carp and iguana in order to curb their population booms. Should tipping be abolished? Professor Bruce McAdams explains why tipping originated and ponders whether it should continue. Saru Jayaraman says that in some states the minimum wage for tipped restaurant workers is as low as $2.13 per hour. Plus, Jonathan Gold reviews Allumette in Echo Park. Emma Christensen offers tips for making kefir at home. At the market, Laura Avery bumps into chef Evan Funke who is sorting through sweet peppers at Tamai Farms and Jeff Rieger is back with his display of pears and first of the season persimmons.
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Market Report ()
Evan Funke is the Executive Chef at Bucato in Culver City. He's at the market this week seeking inspiration with his pastry chef, Zairah Molina. He shops for late summer sweet peppers from Tamai Farms for a peperonata.
Jeff Rieger owns Penryn Orchards. He brings several varieties of pears to the Wednesday Santa Monica Market.
And the Winner Is... ()
Thanks to everyone who participated in KCRW's 5th Annual Pie Contest. With a record-breaking 347 entries, baker Sharon Graves swept the show with her apple pie! How'd she do it?
Cerebral Cooking at Allumette in Echo Park ()
Jonathan Gold reviews Allumette, the Echo Park restaurant from chef Miles Thompson. He recommends the potato chips with crème fraiche and yuzu, fried oysters with kimchi ranch dressing, tomato salad, pig trotters, ankimo, anise hyssop ricotta gnocchi and the spicy blue prawns. To drink, he suggests the Gentleman's Breakfast.
1320 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food restaurant map.
The Fastest Growing Industry of the Lowest Paid Workers ()
Where Did Tipping Originate and Why Do We Still Do It? ()
How to Stop Invasive Species...Eat Them ()
Jackson Landers is the author of Eating Aliens: One Man’s Adventure Eating Invasive Animal Species. He suggests eating invasive species like Asian carp or iguana, in order to curb booming populations.
Hunting Wild Boars with Pig Spotting Drones ()
Cy Brown and James Palmer hunt wild pigs in Louisiana using a drone they call the "Dehogaflier." We first learned about their contraption from Modern Farmer.
How to Make Your Own Kefir at Home ()
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