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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he reviews Maccheroni Republic, one of the many new restaurants to arrive in downtown.
He recommends the polpettine di gamberi, fried calamari, nduja, violleta di melanzane, agnolotti stuffed with osso buco, lasagne with meat sauce, potato gnocchi with mushrooms, and linguine al frutti de mare.
332 S Broadway
You can find all of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Amelia Saltsman is the author of The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook. She says cauliflower is in peak season right now and shares her Roasted Cauliflower Three Ways recipe with us on the Good Food Blog.
David West helms Clearwater Farms. He sells mushrooms at both the Wednesday Santa Monica and Sunday Hollywood farmers markets. He has local truffles, hedgehog and chanterelle mushrooms right now, but is worried that the drought could limit porcini and morel supplies this spring.