A psychologist looks at the distinct cultural divide between rice and wheat farmers. Plus, we look at the role psychology plays in the success of "Toilet to Tap," and a pastry chef describes the painstaking process behind Canelé de Bordeaux.
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Paul Rozin is a professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania where he has pioneered modern research on disgust. He believes it's up to psychologists, not scientists, to convince us to drink so-called "toilet to tap" water. You can read more about his research in this New Yorker article.
MUSIC: "Lentil" by Sia
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Gjusta, the latest concept from the Gjelina restaurant group in Venice. He recommends the smoked fish on toasted bialy, porchetta and Fontina sandwich, cauliflower salad and baklava croissant.
320 Sunset Ave
Venice, CA 90291
Music: "Lujon" by Henry Mancini
He limits himself to making only 12 of the pastries each day. You can find them at The Bazaar by Jose Andres and the Patisserie at the SLS Hotel.
In his article The Fisherman's Dilemma, Paul Greenberg describes California's radical experiment to close hundreds of miles of coast to fishing. The story, which appeared in the California Sunday Magazine, was co-produced with the Food and Environment Reporting Network.
You can hear Paul in conversation with some local fisherman and fisheries experts at Elysian next Friday, March 13. The discussion starts at 5pm. It's is free, but you need to RSVP.
Music: "So Good" by Valerius
Laura Avery is the market manager for the Santa Monica Farmers' Market. This week talks to chef Wolfgang Puck, who is excited about spring vegetables and the traditional Austrian country bread that Andrea Crawford is bringing to the market.
George Thacher is a fifth-generation Ojai farmer. He returns this week to the Wednesday Santa Monica and Sunday Hollywood markets with this Ojai Pixie tangerines.
Music: "Go Bang"
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