Sassan Rostamian is the chef/owner of Sauce on Hampton (259B Hampton Dr., Venice, CA, (310) 399-5400). He is using blood oranges, with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and cara cara oranges for a vinaigrette. Find the recipe here.
Marcie Jimenez of Jimenez Family Farms sells sustainably raised lamb, goat and rabbit at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market. She also sells pork at the Saturday Pico market and at the Sunday Hollywood Farmers Market. Pictures of her stall are here.
Pomologist David Karp, who also writes the Market Watch column for the LA Times, has been researching the Dekopon for years. It's a Japanese citrus variety that is just now available in Southern California. The fruit is being marketed in the US under the name Sumo. It's a cross between an orange and a satsuma mandarin. Read David's full account of the Dekopon in the LA Times.
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 has written numerous books including Food Politics and What to Eat. Her blog is Food Politics. This week on Good Food she comments on the new USDA Dietary Guidelines. Read Marion's thoughts on her blog.
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week, he is taking us to the South Gate-area for Sinaloan cuisine. Sinaloa is a Mexican state on the Pacific Coast. He likes chilorio (bright orange, cumin and chile stewed pork) and Sinaloan machaca (dried beef that’s grilled, then pounded in a mortar and crisply fried) at El Sinaloense in Huntington Park. He also recommends Cenaduria Gumacus Sinaloa Grill in South Gate, where he samples smoky marlin quesadillas, machaca and cheese-stuffed enchiladas a la Sinaloense.
7601 State St
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Cenaduria Gumacus Sinaloa Grill
8646 State St
South Gate, CA 90280
All of Jonathan's restaurant recommendations are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
2017's best cookbooks, holiday tea, and the wonders of panettone To help us gear up for the holidays, Celia Sack shares the best (and most giftable) cookbooks of 2017. Teri Gelber lights up while talking about holiday tea flavors. Jonathan Gold falls head-over-beans for Verlaine. In his latest book, David Lebovitz writes about what it’s like to build a Parisian home. We’ll talk about how these wildfires are affecting farmers. And according to chef Roy Shvartzapel, panettone isn’t just for Christmas anymore.
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Staying afloat in L.A.'s restaurant biz Opening and running a restaurant is a never-ending hustle and an unpredictable enterprise. A decade ago, Ohio State University researchers found that 6 out of 10 restaurants fail in their first year. More recent findings reveal the median lifespan of a restaurant in the western part of the US to be just 4½ years. We asked five restaurateurs to share their stories of life in the business.
The Thanksgiving show: Family and food This Thanksgiving we are talking about family. Chef Jacques Pepin learns something new when he cooks with his granddaughter. Miry’s List helps newly immigrated families feel safe in America. During a trip to Ireland, Evan spoke with Breda Burns about her mother’s beef stew. Finally, a Nashville writer who learned how to cook Sichuanese dishes to make her adopted daughter feel at home.