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.
Feeding Phil Rosenthal, rethinking school lunches, and Meyer lemons Food is evocative. For Phil Rosenthal, it’s worth traveling for. Andrea Nguyen says that not only does MSG make pho crave-worthy, it’s a negligible risk. Jonathan Gold waxes nostalgic about Thomas Ortega’s Doritos chilaquiles. Ex-Noma chef Dan Giusti gives kids something to smile about with his fresh take on school lunches. And Meyer lemons: not just for lemonade stands. Also, the soundtrack of Evan Kleiman's life.
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Italy comes to LA, cauliflower, and Kachka Find out more about the woman behind Eataly in Century City. Jen Agg isn’t pulling punches about harassment in the restaurant industry in ‘I Hear She’s a Real Bitch.’ Jonathan Gold confesses to loving the imported pasta at Uovo. Cauliflower at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market is a hit in Silver Lake. Got a layover in PDX? Try the Russian flavors of chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales.
A year filled to the brim with great stories As we launch into 2018, we’re revisiting some of our favorite segments of the past year. Amid lots of change, one thing remained constant throughout 2017: that there were many fantastic food stories to be told, far more than we could fit into a single show! Here’s a sampling of some of our favorites.
MSG in Pho and what to do about it Quite simply, monosodium glutamate, or MSG, makes things taste good, yet it continues to be feared and demonized. Vietnamese food authority Andrea Nguyen has written about the history of its use in pho and has sought to debunk some of the myths surrounding it. Read More
DineLA indecision? Enter Evan Kleiman. Hungry people across Southern California wait all year to save money at LA’s hottest eateries during DineLA. Good Food host and expert LA eater, Evan Kleiman, is here to help you decide where to snag a reservation. And don’t delay; DineLA only goes through January 26th. Read More