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David Lebovitz was a pastry chef at Chez Panisse for 13 years before he moved to Paris. He's written several books, most of them focused on decadent pastries that he first mastered in culinary school. But his latest cookbook, My Paris Kitchen, delves into the savory side of Parisian cuisine. Find a recipe for his Leeks with Mustard-Bacon Vinaigrette on the Good Food blog.
Last autumn, Andrea Crawford of Kenter Canyon Farms and Roan Mills initiated a farm-to-toaster program where she grows, mills and bakes with the wheat she grows on her property in Hollister, California. She sells her bread, flour and wheat berries at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers' Market and at the Sunday Hollywood Farmers' Market.
Music: "Didn't Have to Go" by Grouplove, and "Chinese Interlude" by Tricky
David Tanis is a chef and cookbook author who, like David Lebovitz, also spent years as a chef at Chez Panisse. His most recent book, One Good Dish, focuses on perfecting simple staples. It was Good Food's winter Cookbook Club pick. Find a recipe for his Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs and Pepper on the Good Food blog.
Chef Eric Greenspan just opened a new restaurant, Greenspan's Grilled Cheese, on Melrose that's all about the artistry of the grilled cheese sandwich. Find a recipe on the Good Food blog for one of the sandwiches on the restaurant's menu that won the Grilled Cheese Invitational in 2008.
Music: "Is Your Love Big Enough" by Lianne La Havas
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he reviews Q, a new sushi restaurant in downtown where chef Hiroyuki Naruke emphasizes the flavor of the fish unlike other sushi restaurants in Los Angeles. Both the lunch and dinner menus are omakase.
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All of Jonathan's restaurant recommendations can be found on the Good Food restaurant map.
Music: "Tennis" by Lorde
Laura Avery talks to Steve Murray of Murray Family Farms about why stone fruit has arrived two to three weeks earlier than usual at southern California's farmers' markets.
Music: Hip Hug Her" by Booker T & the MGs
Prolific cookbook author Deborah Madison's most recent release is The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, an updated version of her award-winning cookbook Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. Attend a book signing and dinner with Deborah Madison at Cook's County on Wednesday April 30 from 6-10pm. It costs $45 per guest. Find more information about the book signing on the Good Food blog.