Valerie Gordon is the chef/owner of Valerie Confections (3360 West 1st St., LA). She sells a variety of sweet and savory prepared food at the Saturday Santa Monica and Hollywood Farmers Markets. Right now, she is playing with apricots. She is buying Regier's Castlebrite variety and using if for pie, jam, panna cotta and more. A recipe for her cherry apricot jam is here.
Romeo Coleman's family's farm stand sells a variety of greens and herbs. Some of their herbs are flowering - like their tarragon, thyme and cilantro. Letting the herbs flower allows for the cultivation of beneficial insects. Use them for decoration. Pictures of their cilantro and thyme are here.
Russ Parsons is the editor of the Los Angeles Times' food section, where he recently wrote about cooking with breadcrumbs. He uses toasted fresh bread crumbs with olive oil to transform pasta, eggs, asparagus, swiss chard and more. Read more about his technique and recipe ideas in the LA Times. Evan Kleiman's recipe for a Parsley Frittata with Bread Crumbs is here.
Fred Vogelstein and Evelyn Nussenbaum are the parents of Sam. Sam is 9 and has epilepsy. Before he found treatment Sam experienced up to 130 seizures every day. After trying every drug on the market, Sam's parents turned to Ketosis, a high fat diet that has dramatically decreased Sam's seizures. We first heard about their story in the New York Times.
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week he reviews Steingarten in West L.A., the latest "gastro-pub" to open in Los Angeles. The beer selection is vast and changes frequently. He calls it a "temple of hops." For food, Jonathan likes the pretzels, the grilled sausages (duck and bacon, wild boar, lamb sausage), and the burger.
10543 W. Pico Blvd.
West Los Angeles
All of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Eddie Lin writes the blog Deep End Dining and he's a regular contributor to Good Food. This week, he travels to Rancho Cucamonga to find out what kinds of sustenance we need for our emergency kits. He spoke with the folks at Honeyville. See pictures of the freeze dried items Eddie tried on the Good Food Blog.
The Farm Show We revisit our conversation on the state of America’s farmlands and the people that control our nation’s agriculture. As policy, the climate, and the country’s needs change, we examine some of the greatest challenges facing the farming community: new legislation, modern farm life, escalating suicide rates amongst farmers, and more.
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.
James Beard Award’s 2018 nominations are here! Hear them again. Over the last year, we’ve had hundreds of guests stop by KCRW to chat about recipes, food politics and beyond. We were happy to see some of their names among the 2018 James Beard Award nominees! Revisit the conversations we had with these leaders in food writing, reporting, making, and eating. Read More
Like water for quiche: a low-water recipe An ordinary egg takes roughly 23 gallons of water to produce. Author Florencia Ramirez wants cooks to know there are options for buying eggs which solely use rainwater, also known as ‘green water.’ Read More