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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer-Prize winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he reviews Scratch Bar, a "hyper-modern gastropub" in Beverly Hills that's serving up dishes with quirky presentation.
111 N La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Jonathan recommends the bone marrow in bread, olives stuffed with olives, chicken and waffles, smelt cracker, squid in a box and housemade ice cream cones with housemade jimmies. Find photos of Jonathan's recommended dishes on the Good Food blog. All of his restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food restaurant map.
Ellen Bennett is the founder of Hedley & Bennett, an apron company based in Los Angeles that is behind the functional and fashionable aprons of a number of LA hotspots, including Trois Mec, Providence, Animal, Son of a Gun, Baco Mercat, Terroni, Rustic Canyon, Melisse and many more. She started her company upon seeing swaths of lackluster aprons in American kitchens.
If you're attending a Passover seder this year, there's some chance the text you'll use a haggadah published by Maxwell House to guide you through the service. For decades, the coffee company has given the text out for free with cans of coffee. Rabbi Carole Balin, Professor of History at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, joins us to explain how and all those booklets have influenced American Judaism.
Richard Betts is a sommelier and author of the The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert. But this week he talks about how agave based spirits - tequila and mezcal - have piqued his interest. Betts produces mezcal under the brand name Sombra which can be found in your local BevMo in Southern California.
Laura Avery talks to Amelia Saltsman, author of the Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook about what she's cooking for Passover. Find a recipe for her fennel, carrots and radishes with salsa verde on the Good Food blog.
Organic farm Tutti Frutti sells both the fennel and carrots that Saltsman uses in her market inspired Passover recipe.