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Josh Kun is the author and editor of To Live and Dine in LA: Menus and the Making of the Modern City. An exhibition of the same name opens Saturday, June 13 at the Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles. Both the book and the exhibition were inspired by the extensive menu collection in the Los Angeles Public Library.
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He recommends the summer corn and truffle, sweetbreads with cauliflower and gnocchi, rabbit baklava, king salmon with asparagus, and the skillet toffee pudding.
Music: "Beautiful" by Snoop Dogg
Reid Mitenbuler has written about whiskey and drinking culture for the Atlantic, Slate, Saveur and Whisky Advocate. He is the author of Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey.
Music: "Best Friend" by Pharrell
Jeremy Fox is the chef at Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica. He discusses how juicers and dehydrators can add flavor, texture and curb waste in his kitchen.
Music: "Soul Dressing" by Booker T
Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook author Amelia Saltsman shares three tartine recipes for summer. She tops toasted country bread with ingredients like smashed avocado, green tomatoes, and nectarines. Find all three recipes on the Good Food blog.
We also hear from farmer Alex Weiser who is hosting an Oustanding in the Field Farm Dinner on June 20 at Weiser Family Farms. Part of the proceeds will go towards creating a non-GMO heritage grain hub in the Tehachapi area.
Jeff Koehler is a traveler, cook and author of books and articles on food and culture. He details the growing, selling and drinking of India's "champagne of tea" in his latest book Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea.
Find his instructions for brewing the perfect cup of Darjeeling tea on the Good Food blog.
Music: "Thug Nature" by Tupac
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