Chinese Breakfast in LA, Mollie Katzen, The Best Roti in NYC
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In an unsuspecting part of Monterey Park, Jonathan Gold finds the best Hong Kong style breakfast in Los Angeles. Plus, independent producer Christopher Johnson takes a trip to Ozone Park, Queens in search of traditional roti. Detroit musicians Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. discuss what it’s like to eat gluten free while traveling on tour. Mollie Katzen, who taught the hippie generation to cook delicious vegetarian food, is back with a modern take on vegetable-based recipes and wine editor Jon Bonné describes the evolution of California wine. Food writer Bill Esparza challenges the New York Times article that suggests NYC tacos are as good as LA’s tacos. Plus, Gustavo Arellano shares his favorite hole in the wall for chicken pho in Westminster’s Little Saigon. At the market, Laura Avery talks about quince with Robin Smith of Mud Creek Ranch, and Amelia Saltsman offers inspiration for an autumnal one pot meal.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Discusses Eating Gluten Free While on Tour ()
Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr is a Detroit based band. They are also gluten free. When the duo stopped by KCRW’s studio to perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic, Producer Avishay Artsy sat down and asked them what it’s like to maintain a gluten free lifestyle while on tour.
Hong Kong Style Breakfast in Los Angeles ()
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. He recommends the Hong Kong style breakfast at Delicious Food Corner in Monterey Park. He says they make the best congee in LA and also suggests the milk tea and the rice noodle rolls.
Delicious Food Corner
2327 S Garfield Ave
Monterey Park, CA 91754
All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Mollie Katzen Updates Vegetarian Cooking for the Modern Vegetarian ()
Four decades ago Mollie Katzen wrote the The Moosewood Cookbook - perhaps the most influential vegetarian cookbook ever. She recently published The Heart of the Plate, a book of recipes for the modern vegetarian.
Find several outtakes and two recipes from the book on the Good Food Blog.
Market Report ()
Robin Smith is the co-owner of Mud Creek Ranch, an organic farm in Santa Paula, California. They grow four varieties of quince and will have them available at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market until Thanksgiving.
Amelia Saltsman is the author of the Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook. This week she is shopping for a one pot meal with winter squash, greens and late season tomatoes. Find a recipe for her Autumn Fish Stew on our blog.
Searching for Roti in New York’s Little Guyana ()
Christopher Johnson is an independent radio producer. He and Grace Ali take the A train to New York’s Ozone Park neighborhood, also called Little Guyana, in search of the best roti in New York.
This piece comes to us from KCRW's Independent Producer Project.
Major Shifts in California Wine - From the Bottle to the Buyer ()
Jon Bonné is the Wine Editor for the San Francisco Chronicle. His new book is called The New California Wine.
Does the NY Times Really Think that New York Tacos are on par with LA’s? ()
Bill Esparza writes the blog StreetGourmetLA. He also blogs for Los Angeles Magazine’s Digest blog where he responded to a recent New York Times article claiming that tacos in New York City were on par with tacos in Los Angeles.
Where to Get the Best Chicken Pho in OC ()
Gustavo Arellano is the Editor of the OC Weekly and a frequent contributor on Good Food. He recommends the chicken pho at Pho Song Hai in Westminster’s Little Saigon. He also suggests ordering the Cafe sua da for a nice jolt before you leave.
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