Amelia Saltsman is using Alex Weiser's parsnips to make a creamy puree. Amelia Saltsman is the author of The Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook. Alex Weiser of Weiser Family Farms are known for their incredible potato varieties as well as many other items.
Susan Ungaro is the President of the James Beard Foundation. Beard was a legendary chef, cookbook author and TV chef.
Tom Colicchio is the head judge on Top Chef. He's written numerous cookbooks and owns several restaurants. Tom was named 2010 Outstanding Chef from the James Beard Foundation. He wrote the introduction to the latest edition of James Beard's American Cookery.
Music Break: Acapulco 2000 by Jack Fetterman and the in Hi-Fi Music Direction
Brad Kent is the chef/owner of Olio Pizzeria (8075 West 3rd St., Ste. 100 Los Angeles, (323) 930-9490). He makes bialys in his wood-fired oven. His inspiration was the book The Bialy Eaters by Mimi Sheraton.
Brad is co-hosting a pizza party with Evan Kleiman for people who donate to KCRW before March 1. Complete details and instructions here.
Music Break: Yeah Yeah Yeah by My Radio
The Farm Show We revisit our conversation on the state of America’s farmlands and the people that control our nation’s agriculture. As policy, the climate, and the country’s needs change, we examine some of the greatest challenges facing the farming community: new legislation, modern farm life, escalating suicide rates amongst farmers, and more.
The Water Show Water may be the essence of life but it’s subject to near-constant misuse. Journalist Mark Arax profiles a couple running a water monopoly in the Central Valley. A once abundant Cambodian lake is in decline, leaving fisherman and half the population scrambling for fish. We’ve heard of using less water but what about eating less water? And Mark Gold (Jonathan’s brother) shares tips on water conservation in LA.
Chicago's South Side barbecue, a Koreatown guide, and food in cinema The South Side of Chicago has a rich barbecue heritage, but only half the city seems to know. Chef Nyesha Arrington’s restaurant Native pays homage to the city that made her. Jonathan Gold shares his favorite restaurants in Koreatown. A touching biography of cookbook author Paula Wolfert wins a best cookbook award. And it turns out, many of this year’s Oscar-nominated films are actually all about food.
Brian Boitano, José Andrés' philanthropy, Pete Wells on harassment Brian Boitano shares the struggle that many figure skaters have with food. Kim Severson talks about Chef José Andrés’ humanitarian work in Puerto Rico. Pete Wells asks why restaurateurs and chefs are issuing tepid responses to sexual harassment scandals. Meanwhile, Jonathan Gold ventures a review of The Hearth & Hound in Hollywood. And we’re checking out a different market this week: Smorgasburg LA.
James Beard Award’s 2018 nominations are here! Hear them again. Over the last year, we’ve had hundreds of guests stop by KCRW to chat about recipes, food politics and beyond. We were happy to see some of their names among the 2018 James Beard Award nominees! Revisit the conversations we had with these leaders in food writing, reporting, making, and eating. Read More
Like water for quiche: a low-water recipe An ordinary egg takes roughly 23 gallons of water to produce. Author Florencia Ramirez wants cooks to know there are options for buying eggs which solely use rainwater, also known as ‘green water.’ Read More