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.
The Silk Road show We devote the bulk of this week’s show to food eaten on the ancient Silk Road. Caroline Eden starts us off in Samarkand, then Naomi Duguid and Yasmin Khan take us to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kurdistan and Iran. Back on our side of the pond, Harvest Public Media’s Kristofor Husted reports on the herbicide dicamba, Jonathan Gold eats at Delicious Food Corner and we shop for fresh kale at the market.
Food and race, the Bäco book and a farewell to summer herbs Jonathan Gold heads to Culver City to review the futuristic restaurant Vespertine. Josef Centeno talks about the hustle leading up to his first cookbook, “Bäco.” Chef and activist Tunde Wey gives us his take on whiteness in the restaurant industry. Plus: Laura Avery gets the secret ingredients behind Royce Burke’s Secret Lasagna at the farmers market.
Making music with vegetables, and mastering Indian cooking technique Listen to the sweet sounds of the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra. Then find out how to cook Indian food with time-trusted techniques. Visit Vermont to hear about efforts to tackle pollution caused by ag runoff. Plus: Great broths and stocks, scarlet runner beans at the market and Jonathan Gold reviews Felix.
How to make ‘Caesar’ Brussels sprouts like Josef Centeno This recipe comes from the just-published first cookbook Centeno wrote with Betty Hallock, “Bäco: Vivid Recipes from the Heart of Los Angeles.” Read More
How a Tarentaise cheese swept the show Americans love cheese. We eat roughly 37 pounds of it every year. At this year’s American Cheese Society conference in Denver, judges assessed a record 2,024 products to determine which one rose to the top. Our contributor Simran Sethi shares her report on the big cheese. Read More