Photo: Gillian Ferguson
FROM THIS EPISODE
Wine writer and comedian Marissa Ross prefers sparkling wine at the airport, but many travelers will reach for Bloody Mary mix on an airplane. Barb Stuckey explains why we crave salt and sweet at 30,000 feet. She is a food development expert and author of the book Taste What You’re Missing: The Passionate Eaters Guide to Why Good Food Tastes Good.
Music: “Air Balloon” by Lily Allen
Good Food producer Gillian Ferguson made the trek out to chef Magnus Nilsson's Faviken last fall. The Michelin-starred restaurant follows the seasonal variations and existing traditions of a remote area of Northern Sweden.
Music: “All In: by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he leaves LA to visit Next, Grant Achatz and David Beran's James Beard award winning restaurant in Chicago.
953 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
He describes it as "every chef's dream restaurant" because the menu concept changes every three to four months. On a recent visit the menu was focused on tapas, but previous incarnations have explored everything from Chinese food to vegan menus. Jonathan says it is one of his favorite restaurants in the country, but also one of the most hard-to-get reservations.
Music: “American Boy” by Estelle
Brigit Binns collaborated with Sunset Magazine on her latest book Eating Up the West Coast: The best road trips, restaurants, and recipes from California to Washington.
We've got a recipe for her Chocolate Filled Doughnut Muffin on the Good Food blog.
Music: “Try: by John Newman
Laura Avery is the market manager at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market. This week she talks with pastry chef Shannon Swindle of Craft who is shopping for seasonal fruit like cherries, apricots and olallieberries. He bakes them into pies, purees them into sorbets or serves them fresh. Plus, Ken Brown of Andy's Orchard discusses his five varieties of cherries and describes the nectarines, apricots and peaches we can look forward to in the week's to come.
More From Good Food
The Silk Road show We devote the bulk of this week’s show to food eaten on the ancient Silk Road. Caroline Eden starts us off in Samarkand, then Naomi Duguid and Yasmin Khan take us to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kurdistan and Iran. Back on our side of the pond, Harvest Public Media’s Kristofor Husted reports on the herbicide dicamba, Jonathan Gold eats at Delicious Food Corner and we shop for fresh kale at the market.
Food and race, the Bäco book and a farewell to summer herbs Jonathan Gold heads to Culver City to review the futuristic restaurant Vespertine. Josef Centeno talks about the hustle leading up to his first cookbook, “Bäco.” Chef and activist Tunde Wey gives us his take on whiteness in the restaurant industry. Plus: Laura Avery gets the secret ingredients behind Royce Burke’s Secret Lasagna at the farmers market.
Making music with vegetables, and mastering Indian cooking technique Listen to the sweet sounds of the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra. Then find out how to cook Indian food with time-trusted techniques. Visit Vermont to hear about efforts to tackle pollution caused by ag runoff. Plus: Great broths and stocks, scarlet runner beans at the market and Jonathan Gold reviews Felix.
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