FROM THIS EPISODE
René Redzepi, Danish chef and co-owner of two-Michelin star restaurant NOMA, tells Evan Kleiman about why breakfast is his favorite meal and time of the day. He also discusses his preference for hot breakfast and his first vivid food memory.
John Boa is the 2011 winner of the 19th Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Competition. He explains what a spurtle is and shares tips on how he likes to make his porridge.
Michaele Weissman journeyed inside the world of specialty coffee in search of the perfect cup. She traveled to coffee-growing regions in Nicaragua, Panama and Ethiopia with Peter Giuliano of Counter Culture, Geoff Watts of Intelligentsia and Stumptown's Duane Sorenson. Weissman explores the relationships between the producers, buyers and consumers in her book, God in a Cup. One of the best coffee varieties she found is Hacienda La Esmeralda's Geisha coffee from Panama, which costs $130 per pound.
Jonathan Gold discusses his favorite breakfast haunts in LA. Lately he's been enjoying Taiwanese breakfast at Huge Tree in Monterey Park, where he likes the sweet soy milk with you tiao (aka twisted Chinese crullers), savory soy milk served with a dash of vinegar and a mound of "pork floss," or the sesame pastries such as their "burned rolls." Yung Ho and Four Seas are also breakfast-all-day Taiwanese restaurants. For Mexican breakfast he likes the chilaquiles at La Casita Mexicana. For a good ol' American breakfast he prefers the waffles, French toast breaded in cornflakes, blueberry pancakes with buckwheat, and macadamia nut pancakes at Marston's in Pasadena. He also likes the sourdough pancakes at the Original Pancake House.
Chris Phelps and Zak Walters are the chefs at the West Hollywood breakfast spot Salt's Cure, a restaurant known for its use of locally sourced ingredients. On weekdays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM they serve their popular breakfast dishes that range from a 2x2x2 to Oatmeal Griddle Cakes.
Laura Avery talks to Felix Schweizer, a concerned customer who is helping Lindner Bison save their bison ranch. Lindner Bison is a fixture at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers' Market that has about two weeks left in their Indiegogo campaign in which they are crowd sourcing funds to fix their broken well. If you want to contribute to their campaign you can find a link on our website or just search for Water for Bison on indiegogo.com.