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We explore the flavor spectrum from bitter vegetables to sweet maple syrup. Plus, Jonathan Gold reviews a new Italian spot in Silver Lake, Alimento.

Banner Image Credit: Aya Brackett.

Producers:
Gillian Ferguson
Laryl Garcia
Caroline Chamberlain

Bitter, the Flavor of Adulthood 9 MIN, 17 SEC

Jennifer McLagan’s book is Bitter: A Taste of the World’s Most Dangerous Flavor, with recipes. Find a recipe for her Cardoon Beef Tagine on the Good Food blog.

Bitter

Jennifer McLagan

Vegetarian Flavor Bible 8 MIN, 43 SEC

Karen Page’s new book, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, will be available on Tuesday, October 14th.

Maple Syrup 8 MIN, 30 SEC

Douglas Whynott is a professor of writing at Emerson College and the author of The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup and One Family’s Quest for the Sweetest Harvest.

The Sugar Season

Douglas Whynott

Jonathan Gold Reviews Alimento 7 MIN, 3 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week, he reviews Alimento, a new Italian spot to hit Silver Lake.

Jonathan recommends the farro salad, roasted lamb neck, chicken liver crostone, whole wheat bigoli and tortellini in brodo.

Alimento
1710 Silver Lake Blvd.
Los Angeles

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)

The Bar Book 7 MIN, 23 SEC

A lot of work goes into building a proper cocktail – from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to choosing to correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink. Jeffrey Morgenthaler recognizes the importance of technique behind the bar. He is currently bar manager at Portland’s beloved Clyde Common. His latest, The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique, will guide you to better looking and tasting cocktails. Find a recipe for his daiquiri on the Good Food blog.

The Bar Book

Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Market Report 7 MIN, 37 SEC

Laura Avery talks to Julian Cox of the new bar Brilliantshine in Santa Monica about what ingredients he’s using in his cocktails. He’s currently stirring drinks with falls persimmons and pears.

Peter Schaner is a farmer from Valley Center and a favorite at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. He talks about his fall harvest.

Guests:
Laura Avery, Santa Monica Farmers' Market

Ventura Food Tours 7 MIN, 12 SEC

Allison Costa is the owner of Ventura Food Tours, a company that leads food tours in both Ventura and Santa Barbara.

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