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Laura Avery talks with Amelia Saltsman, who shares her recipe for roasted turkey drumsticks with vegetables.  Dr. Will Clower tells us how the supplements you're taking might be harming you rather than helping you.  Patrick Kuh reveals the best eateries in Culver City--from Asian to Ethiopian and health foods to wines; and wine expert, Roberto Rogness, compares the differences between sweet and dry wines.

One Good Dish

David Tanis

Producers:
Bob Carlson
Jennifer Ferro
Thea Chaloner
Candace Moyer

Guest Interview Vitamin Supplements 7 MIN

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In our fast-paced and busy world, it has become increasingly difficult to prepare and eat well-rounded, healthy meals.  The result is an explosion of supplements and vitamins that help us to meet our nutritional needs – in the form of a convenient pill.

Dr. Will Clower discusses whether the common practice of taking supplements is helpful, harmful, or irrelevant for your health. New research shows that getting your vitamins from pills can cause health problems, whereas getting them from your food is very good for your body.  Dr. Clower talks about the most common vitamins, the food sources that produce health benefits, and the studies that show how these same vitamins are not healthy at all when taken as supplements.
 
Dr. Will Clower is the author of The Fat Fallacy: The French Diet Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss.  He is an award-winning neurophysiologist who spent two years as a research fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences in Lyon, France. He is founder and president of Mediterranean Wellness, Inc., which administers The PATH Healthy Eating and Weight-Loss Curriculum adopted by corporate clients across the United States. He has been featured in print publications such as Marie Claire, Woman’s World, and Fitness. Dr. Clower lives in Pittsburgh.

Guest Interview Market Report; Turkey Recipe, Meyer Lemons and Avocados 7 MIN

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Laura Avery gets a classic turkey recipe from Amelia Saltsman and reports on avocados and Meyer lemons from CJ's Lone Daughter Ranch.

Roasted Turkey Drumsticks with Potatoes, Turnips, and Carrots
Makes 4 servings

  • 4 turkey drumsticks, about 3 pounds total
  • 2 pounds small all purpose potatoes
  • 2 bunches small turnips, 1 to 2 inches in diameter
  • 1 bunch large carrots, halved or quartered lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 large onions or 8 large shallots, cut into wedges (shallots halved or quartered)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Several sprigs thyme
  • 1/2 cup cognac
  • About 1 cup chicken stock or water


Preheat oven to 400o.  Pat the drumsticks dry and lay in a roasting pan large enough to accommodate all the ingredients. Add the potatoes, turnips, carrots, onions and thyme sprigs. Drizzle with the olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and turn to coat well, distributing the ingredients evenly over the bottom of the pan. Roast 30 minutes to brown the vegetables and drumsticks.

Lower the temperature to 325 degrees and remove the pan to the stovetop. Pour the cognac over all and, if desired, ignite, stirring until the flames die out. Add 1/2 cup stock to the pan and return it to the oven. Continue roasting until the turkey and vegetables are very tender and a nice, golden color, 1 to 1 1/4 hours longer, stirring once or twice and adding remaining stock as needed to keep liquid to a depth of about 1/4 inch. For more tender turkey, cover the pan for part of the cooking time.

Guest Interview Culver City Restaurants 7 MIN

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Restaurant critic for Los Angeles Magazine, Patrick Kuh, reports on Culver City's diverse restaurant offerings.  He dishes up a mélange of foods, from Beacon's affordable yet delicious Asian fare to the Industry Café and Jazz, which features a vegetarian-friendly Ethiopian menu and weekly live jazz.  World-class chefs, magnificent wine selections, health-conscious foods and a wide range of international cuisine can all be found within Culver City.

Here are Patrick's picks:

Beacon
3280 Helms Ave.
Culver City, CA 90034
310-838-7500

BottleRock
3847 Main St.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-836-WINE (836-9463)

Ford's Filling Station
9531 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-202-1470

Industry Café and Jazz
6039 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-202-6633

Kaizuka
9729 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-253-5038

K-Zo
9240 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-202-8890

Tender Greens
9523 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-842-8300

Wilson
8631 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-287-2093

X'Otik Kitchen
6121 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-280-3961

Guest Interview Dry versus Sweet Wines 7 MIN


We've all heard wines described as "sweet" or "dry," but what does that really mean?  Roberto Rogness, the General Manager of Wine Expo, teaches us the difference between these qualities in all their varying levels.

"Dry" is not a flavor but instead describes the sensation of sweetness, which is affected by the balance of sugars, acids and tannins in wine.

To use Champagne as an example, most people prefer dry sparkling wines, although their reference point is usually the extra dry cuvees from the larger Champagne houses, which are actually considered fairly sweet.   So "extra dry" is considered a sweeter sparkling wine. However, extra brut, sans dosage, brut nature and brut zero are truly "dry."

A bit of historic humor: The world "brut" in French means barbarian or savage, exactly what the French thought of the English who were requesting drier and drier sparkling wines from the Champenoise.

Wine Expo
2933 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-828-4428

Guest Interview Good Food Sweepstakes

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