Photo Courtesy: David Karp
Photo Courtesy: David Karp
Amelia Saltsman is the author of The Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook. While she waits for the fava beans to come into season, she is buying fava tendrils, which are like shoots. She sautés them in olive oil with a little salt and adds English peas. Amelia's recipe is here.
David Karp is a pomologist with UC Riverside and a freelance writer for The Los Angeles Times' food section, where he writes the Market Watch column. This week he spotlights Pixie Tangerines which are grown primarily in Ojai.
Allison Costa, food writer, restaurant critic, and writer of the blog Ventura Food Happenings. She recommends the following places to eat in Ventura:
The Garden Market
449 North 10th Street, Santa Paula
The Local Cafe
1751 East Main Street, Ventura
Petite Reve Cafe
1124 So Seaward, Ste A, Ventura
Hip Vegan Cafe
928 E Ojai Ave., Ojai
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week, he reviews Beijing Duck House in San Gabriel. It's the one of the only restaurants in the Southland serving duck cooked in the authentic Beijing style. The other dishes on the menu are of the Shandong style. Read his full review here. Jonathan recommends the duck, the sea intestine (haichang), the sliced beef in chile oil, the tofu and the green onion pie.
Beijing Duck House
6420 Rosemead Blvd.
All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Bill Rosendahl is the City Councilman for LA's 11th district. He raises chickens in the backyard of his Mar Vista home. Read about his garden in LAist.
David Valdes Greenwood is the author of The Rhinestone Sisterhood: A Journey Through Small Town America One Tiara at a Time. More about the festivals and the royalty David talks about on his website.
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