Picky eaters rejoice! Food writer and author Stephanie Lucianovic explains that there is hope for those with food phobias, and offers tips on how to get over the "ick" factor with certain foods. Edible gardener Lauri Kranz believes that introducing children to vegetables through gardening encourages them to try the foods that they have grown. For college-bound kids, Audrey Scagnelli has the found magazine just for you. Her online publication College + Cook includes dorm room recipes, including a "mug cake" that you can make in the microwave. Hear an excerpt from Which Way, LA? in which Stacy Malkan and Bob Goldberg debate the pros and cons of Proposition 37 which would require the labeling of all genetically modified foods in California. Jonathan Gold is fond of the bread and butter plate at Red Hill in Echo Park and he offers some tips for bakers entering the 4th Annual Good Food Pie Contest in the "Metropolis II inspired" category. Lesley Barger Suter drops by with some tips on where to find the best hummus, bread and black and white cookies in LA. Plus, Amelia Saltsman offers tips on a simple pasta sauce utilizing the summer zucchini bounty and Alex Weiser debuts his tabletop chile roaster at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market.
Banner image: Alex Weiser roasts chiles at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market.