Photo: Evan and Emeril Lagasse (Dustin Downing)
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For this week's Market Report, Laura Avery gets a primer on blackberries from University of Arkansas horticulture professor John Clark. Then Lori Heal walks Laura through how 2 Peas in a Pod grows blackberries, ollalieberries and raspberries at the farm in Arroyo Grande.
Music: "Cloud Sailin'" by Freddy King and "Everything's Coming Up Roses" by The Village Stompers
Burmese food is on the docket for LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold this week. Specifically: the stuffed platha, ginger salad, Kachin-style salmon belly and tapioca cake at Daw Yee Myanmar Corner. Don't mind if we do. Read Jonathan's review of the new entry to Silver Lake's restaurant scene and get more recommendations from Jonathan on the Good Food blog.
Music: "Feel Good Inc." by Gorillaz
This month, Emeril Lagasse kicked it up a notch with a new series on Amazon. In Eat the World, Lagasse travels abroad with big-time chefs — Danny Bowien, Marcus Samuelsson, Mario Batali, Aaron Sanchez, Nancy Silverton and José Andrés — to explore the dynamic push and pull between traditional and modern food.
Music: "Fine Old Friends" by Lawrence Arabia
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The Water Show Water may be the essence of life but it’s subject to near-constant misuse. Journalist Mark Arax profiles a couple running a water monopoly in the Central Valley. A once abundant Cambodian lake is in decline, leaving fisherman and half the population scrambling for fish. We’ve heard of using less water but what about eating less water? And Mark Gold (Jonathan’s brother) shares tips on water conservation in LA.
Chicago's South Side barbecue, a Koreatown guide, and food in cinema The South Side of Chicago has a rich barbecue heritage, but only half the city seems to know. Chef Nyesha Arrington’s restaurant Native pays homage to the city that made her. Jonathan Gold shares his favorite restaurants in Koreatown. A touching biography of cookbook author Paula Wolfert wins a best cookbook award. And it turns out, many of this year’s Oscar-nominated films are actually all about food.
Brian Boitano, José Andrés' philanthropy, Pete Wells on harassment Brian Boitano shares the struggle that many figure skaters have with food. Kim Severson talks about Chef José Andrés’ humanitarian work in Puerto Rico. Pete Wells asks why restaurateurs and chefs are issuing tepid responses to sexual harassment scandals. Meanwhile, Jonathan Gold ventures a review of The Hearth & Hound in Hollywood. And we’re checking out a different market this week: Smorgasburg LA.
Kitchen Creativity, Deb Perelman, and the myth of 'easy cooking' We’re looking inside the modern home kitchen. Cookbook authors Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg are unleashing creativity. Deb Perelman looks back on Smitten Kitchen and talks everyday meals. Amy Trubek says home cooking has come a long way. And food historian Rachel Laudan explains why ‘easy cooking’ is far from it. Finally, there’s puntarelle at the market and Jonathan Gold finds superlative dim sum.
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