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Tomatomania - the yearly tomato seedling extravaganza - returns next weekend to the Tapia Brothers Farm in Encino. The yearly event now has over a dozen seedling sales between now and April. Organizer Scott Daigre returns to the show for gardening guidance.
We also discuss his new book, Tomatomania! which he co-authored with Jenn Garbee.
Music: "Full Moon Child"
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he reviews Adana, an under-the-radar Middle Eastern restaurant in Glendale. He recommends the cheese plate, kashk e bademjan, dolmeh, fattoush, shirin polo and the chicken kebab.
6918 San Fernando Rd
Glendale, California 91201
Music: "Ballad of Little Fauss and big Halsy" by Johnny Cash
Casey Richie describes the various artichoke varieties that she brings to the market from Life's a Choke farm in Lompoc.
Anne Willan's new book is Secrets from the La Varenne Kitchen: 50 Essential Recipes Every Cook Needs to Know. It is our latest cookbook club pick for KCRW's Cookbook club.
Find a recipe for Sauce Espagnole on the Good Food blog.
Music: "Lolita Marie"
Little Saigon in Orange County is changing, but Gustavo Arellano writes that "the past still thrives at Hu Tieu Thanh Xuan, the acknowledged king of the soup genre that finds surf and turf in a bowl of beauty."