Photo: Holly Heyser
Photo: Holly Heyser
Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections has but those mysterious finger limes to great use. Finger limes are an oblong citrus fruit with a pearled pulp. Some people call it "citrus caviar." Valerie is candying them and using them in a raspberry gallette. She's also using the pulp in a coconut finger lime cookie. These items, and more, are for sale at the Saturday Santa Monica Farmers Market (downtown) and the Sunday Hollywood Farmers Market. A recipe from Valerie is here.
Barbara Spencer of Windrose Farms has a variety of beautiful radicchio at her stand. They are more flower-shaped than in a tight head. She recommends soaking the head of radicchio in cold water for 20 minutes before spin-drying and using. Pictures of Barbara's stand at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market are here.
Music: The Spinach Song by Julia Lee
Gustavo Arellano is the food editor for the OC Weekly. He raves about Fonda La Meche, a Mexico City-style "inn" (or fonda) in Stanton. He likes the mole de olla, the caldo tlapeño, and the pechuga Tuza (a special).
Fonda La Meche
7483 Katella Ave.
All of Gustavo's restaurant suggestions are in green, on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Music Break: Silver Threats by Buddy James & his Combo
Madhur Jaffrey is an accomplished actress and author of many cookbooks. Born in Delhi, she moved to London and the US to persue her acting career. She learned to cook when she moved to London at age 19. Her latest is At Home with Madhur Jaffrey. Her recipe for Salmon in a Bengali Mustard Sauce is on the Good Food Blog.
Music Break: Valencia by Josh Rouse
Lawrence Dai is a college student who is watching the film Julie & Julie every day for a year. He is chronicling the experience on his blog.
Music Break: Skinhead by London Studio Group
Christopher Klapp is the General Manager at Petrossian in West Hollywood. They sell farm-raised sturgeon from Northern California as well as some wild-caught varieties.