in Santa Monica (1147 Third Street) and in New York. The restaurant is hosting monthly Market Meet-ups where you can shop at the market with Michael's staff, then sip wine and taste their market creation. November’s ingredient is Parsnips from Weiser Farms. Michael's chefs will prepare: Seared Nantucket Bay Scallops with Parsnip Puree, Bloomsdale Spinach, Mangalitsa Pork Belly Lardons, and Chives.
Jeff Regier from Penryn Orchard Specialties brings three different kinds of persimmons to the farmers market. The tsurunoko
persimmon is also known as the "chocolate" persimmon for it's color.
David Karp is a pomologist who writes the Market Watch column for The Los Angeles Times. Amelia Saltsman is the author of The Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook. She is also on the board of the California Certified Farmers Market Advisory Committee.
They are responding to Joel Grover's expose on NBC where he revealed fraud at several Southern California farmers markets.
Music Break: Soul Sauce (Wachi Wara) by Xavier Cigat & His Orchestra
Good Food producer Harriet Ells recently traveled to Bogota, Colombia. Read about what she ate and see pictures here.
Amelia Posada and Erika Nakamura are Lindy & Grundy, butchers who are opening a shop on Melrose and Fairfax. Their emphasis will be on sustainable meats.
Music Break: Summertime (instrumental version) by Josh Rouse
David Tanis, a Thanksgiving cocktail, Cipe Pineles, and 'Sangsgiving' This week, we are prepping for Thanksgiving with seasonal stories of food, culture, and creativity. David Tanis offers market-inspired ideas for sides. Laura Avery talks persimmon and pinecone cocktails. Cipe Pineles just wants to be left alone with her recipes. Jonathan Gold enjoys a meal at Ink.well. LA Times and Pie Contest judge Noelle Carter gives us a holiday dessert pep-talk. Sang Yoon gives us permission to skip the Thanksgiving traditions this year.
Gail Simmons, sexual harassment in the kitchen, and Zingerman's Bakehouse Gail Simmons shares stories of travels and home cooking, Brett Anderson investigates harassment at the Besh Restaurant Group, and Jonathan Gold revisits Osawa in Pasadena. Emily Thelin’s new book ‘Unforgettable’ explores Paula Wolfert’s life and legacy. It’s all coming up radishes at the market, and Zingerman’s Bakehouse has a lot to celebrate.
Guerrilla Tacos, North Korea's seafood workers, and the Grand Central Market centennial Martha Mendoza updates us on North Korea’s role in the seafood industry, Maryn McKenna investigates how antibiotics changed poultry. Grand Central Market turns 100, celebrating with a cookbook. Jonathan Gold hangs at Sari Sari in the market. Wes Avila wants to ‘taco’ ‘bout it and sweet potatoes at the market.
Jonathan Gold's 101, modernist baking, and smoking salmon Jonathan Gold releases his much anticipated 101 Best Restaurants list and shares some memories of the late Chef Tui of Jitlada. Adam Federman researches food writer Patience Gray, and artist Kim Abeles discusses her work that marries smog with the plate. 10 years of Santa Monica Farmer’s Market cookbook, plus quince from Dinuba. Also, Micah Wexler of Wexler’s Deli takes us on a smoke break.
An ode to Thanksgiving side dishes During his tenure as head chef at Chez Panisse, David Tanis perfected his market-fresh style of cooking. This year, we pressed him for some seasonal side-dishes, sure to please any Thanksgiving table. Read More
Spaghetti Pie: probably not Stanley Tucci approved Different recipes can evoke specific memories. For Gail Simmons, this spaghetti pie reminds her of backpacking across New Zealand and Australia at 19, eating at little roadside stops along the way Read More