Stefano De Lorenzo is the chef/owner of La Botte, a restaurant in Santa Monica with 1 Michelin star. He is buying baby purple artichokes for a salad. He slices them raw and adds arugula, celery and a Sicilian olive oil. His recipe is here.
Steve Smith of Mud Creek Ranch now has pomelos, including the Tahitian variety. Pomelos are similar to grapefruits but they are much larger and have a thicker skin.
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week, he reviews Playa, the new restaurant from John Sedlar of Rivera fame. Jonathan recommends the maize cakes, the humitas (like a tamale in a clamshell), chiles rellenos, the grilled octopus with hearts of palm, and the tortillas florales.
7360 Beverly Blvd.
All of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Gustavo Arellano is the food editor of the OC Weekly where he reviews restaurants. This week, he takes us to Zait and Zataar, a Lebanese restaurant in Anaheim serving wraps, which he calls "Lebanese Burritos." He likes the sojuk, lahm b'ajeen and some of their fusion wraps. Read his full review here.
Zait and Zataar
510 N Brookhurst St #106
Anaheim, CA 92801
All of Gustavo's restaurant recommendations are in green on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
David Tanis, a Thanksgiving cocktail, Cipe Pineles, and 'Sangsgiving' This week, we are prepping for Thanksgiving with seasonal stories of food, culture, and creativity. David Tanis offers market-inspired ideas for sides. Laura Avery talks persimmon and pinecone cocktails. Cipe Pineles just wants to be left alone with her recipes. Jonathan Gold enjoys a meal at Ink.well. LA Times and Pie Contest judge Noelle Carter gives us a holiday dessert pep-talk. Sang Yoon gives us permission to skip the Thanksgiving traditions this year.
Gail Simmons, sexual harassment in the kitchen, and Zingerman's Bakehouse Gail Simmons shares stories of travels and home cooking, Brett Anderson investigates harassment at the Besh Restaurant Group, and Jonathan Gold revisits Osawa in Pasadena. Emily Thelin’s new book ‘Unforgettable’ explores Paula Wolfert’s life and legacy. It’s all coming up radishes at the market, and Zingerman’s Bakehouse has a lot to celebrate.
Guerrilla Tacos, North Korea's seafood workers, and the Grand Central Market centennial Martha Mendoza updates us on North Korea’s role in the seafood industry, Maryn McKenna investigates how antibiotics changed poultry. Grand Central Market turns 100, celebrating with a cookbook. Jonathan Gold hangs at Sari Sari in the market. Wes Avila wants to ‘taco’ ‘bout it and sweet potatoes at the market.
Jonathan Gold's 101, modernist baking, and smoking salmon Jonathan Gold releases his much anticipated 101 Best Restaurants list and shares some memories of the late Chef Tui of Jitlada. Adam Federman researches food writer Patience Gray, and artist Kim Abeles discusses her work that marries smog with the plate. 10 years of Santa Monica Farmer’s Market cookbook, plus quince from Dinuba. Also, Micah Wexler of Wexler’s Deli takes us on a smoke break.
An ode to Thanksgiving side dishes During his tenure as head chef at Chez Panisse, David Tanis perfected his market-fresh style of cooking. This year, we pressed him for some seasonal side-dishes, sure to please any Thanksgiving table. Read More
Spaghetti Pie: probably not Stanley Tucci approved Different recipes can evoke specific memories. For Gail Simmons, this spaghetti pie reminds her of backpacking across New Zealand and Australia at 19, eating at little roadside stops along the way Read More