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Besha Rodell talks about her award-winning article on the cultural significance of the 40 oz, and we hear about Blue Bottle Coffee’s acquisition of Handsome Coffee Roasters. Plus, is the microwave era over?

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Proof

Adam Rogers

Producers:
Gillian Ferguson
Laryl Garcia
Sarah Rogozen
Caroline Chamberlain

40 Oz To Freedom 8 MIN, 42 SEC

L.A. Weekly Food Critic Besha Rodell won a James Beard Award for her article "40 oz to Freedom" in the online magazine Punch. She writes that this one bottle taught an entire generation how to drink and how not to drink.

Guests:
Besha Rodell, LA Weekly (@BeshaRodell)

Are Placebo Cocktails Enough to Get a Buzz? 8 MIN, 27 SEC

Adam Rogers is the author of the new book Proof: The Science of Booze. In the book he documents a University of Washington study that examined the placebo effect when it comes to drinking.

Guests:
Adam Rogers, Wired (@jetjocko)

How Big is Too Big for Artisanal Coffee Chains? 7 MIN, 47 SEC

Michael Phillips is one of the founders of Handsome Coffee Roasters, a Downtown LA coffee outfit that was recently purchased by Oakland based Blue Bottle Coffee. Phillips, who is now part of the Blue Bottle team, joins us to speak to the challenges of big versus small coffee and the future of boutique coffee in America.

Guests:
Michael Phillips, Handsome Coffee Roasters (@1shot4theroad)

Jonathan Gold Reviews Faith & Flower 7 MIN, 35 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he reviews Faith & Flower, a new restaurant in downtown that specializes in cocktails inspired by 19th century mixology and has a great steak tartare to boot.

Faith & Flower
705 W 9th St
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
(213) 239-0642

All of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions can be found on the Good Food restaurant map.

Guests:
Jonathan Gold, Host of 'Good Food on the Road' (@thejgold)

Market Report 6 MIN, 12 SEC

Chef Oliver Lorenz of Josie talks to Laura Avery about his love of fresh corn and how he’s using it at the restaurant.

We’ve got a recipe for Josie’s Grilled Corn with Jalapeno butter and ricotta from Josie’s on the Good Food blog.

Captain Ben Hyman of Wild Local Seafood sells at the Saturday Pico Market, the Sunday Mar Vista Market and the Wednesday Long Beach Market. He focuses on sustainable seafood from California. This week he brought in wild salmon and white sea bass from California.

Guests:
Laura Avery, Santa Monica Farmers' Market
Oliver Lorenz, Josie
Ben Hyman, Wild Local Seafood

Death on the Farm 7 MIN, 21 SEC

Max Kutner wrote an article for Newsweek titled "Death on the Farm." He describes the proliferation of suicide on farms in America and abroad.

Guests:
Max Kutner, writer and filmmaker (@maxkutner)

Is the Microwave Era Over? 8 MIN, 41 SEC

Roberto Ferdman is a reporter for Quartz. He recently penned an article on the slow death of the microwave.

Guests:
Roberto Ferdman, Quartz (@robferdman)

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