Savory Soufflé, CA Drought Means Few Porcinis and Fewer Jobs
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Savory Soufflé, CA Drought Means Few Porcinis and Fewer Jobs

Prolific baker Greg Patent demystifies a cheese soufflé, Amelia Saltsman shares a cauliflower recipe and we hear how the drought is may affect California’s economy.

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Making Soufflé: It’s Easier Than You Think ()

Greg Patent is the author of the blog The Baking Wizard and of several cookbooks with a focus on baking. His forthcoming book which is part of the French Cook series, is simply titled Soufflés. You can find a recipe for his classic cheese soufflé on the Good Food Blog.

An Authentic Trattoria in Downtown LA ()

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he reviews Maccheroni Republic, one of the many new restaurants to arrive in downtown. 
He recommends the polpettine di gamberi, fried calamari, nduja, violleta di melanzane, agnolotti stuffed with osso buco, lasagne with meat sauce, potato gnocchi with mushrooms, and linguine al frutti de mare. 
 
Maccheroni Republic 
332 S Broadway 
Downtown 
(213) 346-9725 
 
 You can find all of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions on the Good Food Restaurant Map.

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Market Report ()

Amelia Saltsman is the author of The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook. She says cauliflower is in peak season right now and shares her Roasted Cauliflower Three Ways recipe with us on the Good Food Blog. 
 
David West helms Clearwater Farms. He sells mushrooms at both the Wednesday Santa Monica and Sunday Hollywood farmers markets. He has local truffles, hedgehog and chanterelle mushrooms right now, but is worried that the drought could limit porcini and morel supplies this spring.

The Ripple Effect of California’s Drought ()

Glenda Humiston is the USDA’s Director of Rural Development in California. She gives us a snapshot of how these stubborn weather patterns will affect the economy in the California’s Central Valley.

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