FROM THIS EPISODE
Ben Schott, author of Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany, tells a fascinating tale that could only happen in Britain. In 2005, Master of the Queen's music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, was accused of breaking the law when he plucked and began curing a swan that had electrocuted itself by flying into electrical wires. It appears that all swans in England belong to the Queen, so the eating of swans and the owning of swans is illegal.
Tracy Slater is an American writer living in Osaka. She describes the curious tradition that's come about in Japan, where many people there eat KFC on Christmas Eve. We also hear from Kaori Sawada who worked at a KFC in Japan as a teenager.
Kwanzaa is a six-day celebration that was founded in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, an early proponent of Black Studies. Jessica Harris discusses some of the important tenets of Kwanzaa including a feast and its broader purpose as a time of cultural reaffirmation for the African American community.
Laura Avery talks to Jim Russell of Russell Family Farms about his macadamia nut harvest.
Judy Babis, sous chef at Gjelina in Venice, describes the roasted root vegetable salad with lemon spiked yogurt and chili flakes currently on the menu at the restaurant.
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he reviews The Church Key, a new restaurant in West Hollywood with executive chef Steven Fretz. He recommends the pigs ears cheetos, Benton’s country ham, chicken liver parfait, frog hollow farm pear salad and the crispy pork belly lardons with gochujang glaze. To drink, he suggests trying the canned cocktails and alcoholic otter pops.
The Church Key
8730 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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