Chef Marcus Samuelsson discusses bobotie pie, a popular South African pie filled with lamb and spices. Then, cookbook author, blogger and pastry chef David Lebovitz guides Evan through her fear of meringue. Jonathan Gold gushes over the beer and bacon caramel corn at Next Door by Josie, and sommelier Stacie Hunt selects three fabulous wines for summer drinking. We find out what to do with figs from pastry chef Robert Wemischner. Plus, Alvaro Bautista is back at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market with his fresh dates.
Banner image: (L-R) fig dessert, photo by Elon Schoenholz; barhi dates, photo by Gillian Ferguson; lime marshmallow pie, photo by Maren Caruso © 2010