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Making Empanadas with Mom 8 MIN, 48 SEC

Carolina Miranda is an arts  and culture journalist for the LA Times. She recently penned an article about her mother's empanadas for the magazine, Lucky Peach. Carolina and her mother, Margarita Miranda, join us in studio to share their family's story of making and eating empanadas together. You can find their recipe here.

Music: "Du Jour" by E1SBAR

Okonomi-Latkes for Hanukkah 5 MIN, 37 SEC

Sawa Okochi, together with husband Aaron Israel, are chef/owners of the Brooklyn-based Shalom Japan. Their restaurant's menu reflects the couple's Japanese and Jewish backgrounds. Sawa shares their tradition of serving okonomiyaki latkes for Hanukkah. You'll find her recipe for Okonomi-Latkes on the Good Food blog.

Music: "Number One" by Pharrell, featuring Kanye West

Jonathan Gold Reviews Baroo 8 MIN, 12 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week, he visits Baroo, an ode-to-fermentation restaurant in Hollywood. He recommends the noorook, kimchi fried rice and celeriac pasta.

Read Jonathan's LA Times review and find all of his restaurant recommendations on the Good Food blog.

Music: "Hometown" by Splendid

Magnus Nilsson: The Nordic Cookbook 8 MIN, 20 SEC

Magnus Nilsson is best known as the chef/owner of the internationally acclaimed Faviken restaurant in rural Sweden. His new book, The Nordic Cookbook, aims to capture the everyday foods of the five countries and outlying islands that encompass the Nordic region.

We've got his Chile Creamed Chicken Banana Casserole recipe and photos on the Good Food blog.

Music: "I Got a Story to Tell" by Notorious BIG

The Nordic Cookbook

Magnus Nilsson

China's Thirst for Bordeaux 10 MIN, 42 SEC

Suzanne Mustacich is a contributing editor at Wine Spectator. Her new book, Thirsty Dragon: China's Lust for Bordeaux and the Threat to the World's Best Wines, uncorks the convoluted relationship between Bordeaux winemakers and the Chinese entrepreneurs working to turn China into a wine power.

Music: "Sauce" by Chancha Via Circuito

Thirsty Dragon

Suzanne Mustacich

Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning) 7 MIN, 40 SEC

Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. Her latest book, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), shines a light on the soda industry's marketing strategies, while laying out a framework for advocating the health of upcoming generations.

Music: "Cool, Not Cold" by Shawn Lee

Soda Politics

Dr. Marion Nestle

Market Report 6 MIN, 25 SEC

Santa Monica Farmers' Market manager Laura Avery speaks with Barbara Whyman of Tutti Frutti Farms about how California's drought and unseasonably warm temperatures have resulted in the proliferation of bug infestations devastating their winter crops.

Also, Captain Ben Hyman of Wild Local Seafood explains that rising sea surface temperatures have affected the migratory patterns of fish, and the impact this is having on the fishing industry.

Music: "Soul Thing" by The Keith Mansfield Orchestra

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