Supervising Producer, Good Food
Supervising Producer, Good Food
We Remember: StoryCorps Stories from 9/11 An intimate look at lives forever changed by the attacks on 9/11, families and friends who tell us about their loved ones and their loss. Hosted by Audie Cornish.
Cheese Myths; Umami Burger; Squirrel Wars; Growing Greens War against squirrels? Get a fork. The fate of the cute little red squirrel in Northern England and why they are in danger; Also, can you be lactose intolerant and still eat cheese? Yes! How a high school student is making lives better in Darfur. The once verdant farmlands of Torrance. Plus how Terrance Howard saved a Good Food guest's life.
Irish Pubs; Obama Foodorama; Clam Invasion; Animal Dudes; There are clams invading Lake Tahoe. This is bad news. Why it's so damaging and how the clams got there. Where to eat in Ventura and Santa Barbara. A restaurant in LA called Animal. Guess what they serve? It's nearly St Patrick's Day. Time to drink some beer and find out why pubs are disappearing in Ireland. Food fraud -- it's part of our history. Plus, a vanilla taste test. And, the foodorama that is Obama.
Life On A Container Ship; Irradiated Vegetables; The Theory of Randomness Irradiated lettuce? Will it make me glow? Plus, life and eating for three weeks on a container ship, how to make a pig's life better, and how to make your own couscous at home. Randomness is the only rule in the universe. And we take a trip to the Chili King, and meet some dwarf goats.
French Toast and Hugs; Noodle Island; Fried Green Tomatoes I'll tell you about a guy who prepares and gives away French Toast to strangers. You've heard about Fantasy Island, what about Noodle Island? Food writer Jonathan Gold goes island style and we'll give you instructions on how to eat like him at Asian restaurants. Plus, the culture of misfits working in restaurant kitchens, and the remarkable way our bodies deal with the taste of bitterness.
Carrot Cake Smackdown; Kitchen Incubators; Recipes after Katrina Food memories are so powerful they can conquer Alzheimer's, deprivation and even a community lost to a hurricane. How to build a community back together one recipe at a time. And do you take vitamins? There is increasing evidence that they are doing nothing for you. Plus, the best bakeries in LA.
Peanut Butter Recall; Secret Supper Clubs; Cupcake Art Can cupcakes make great art? You don't even have to eat one to get enlightened. Modern life used to exist without chocolate and tobacco. It's true. Plus the dying art of the perfect consommé, and a map to some of the secret restaurants that are cropping up all over.
The Future of Food Policy; Dumplings; Godmother of Italian Cuisine Michael Pollan reports on what to expect in world of food policy in 2009, chef Susan Feniger journeys through the wide world of dumplings, and Marcella Hazan shares memories of cooking and teaching Italian cuisine. As always, Laura Avery tells us what's fresh at the Farmers' Market.
American Cheese; ‘Gold’ Restaurants; Heritage Breeds On this pledge drive edition of Good Food, Andrew Steiner reveals the real American cheese, Jonathan Gold lays out his Top 10 restaurants of the last year and Suvir Saran confesses his love for heritage varieties of the goats, sheep and chickens he raises on his farm. Plus, a large emu egg astounds farmers market reporter Laura Avery.
Eating on Mass Transit; Korean Taco Truck; Restaurants and Recession What dairy farmers are doing while faced with a serious milk glut. A trip to a entire block of Pho restaurants with Jonathan Gold and is it okay to eat food while riding mass transit? Plus the popular Korean taco truck taking LA by storm.
Obama Ramen; LA's Top New Eateries; Food Bans; Row Crops "Why not turn the south lawn of the White House into a farm?" Michael Pollan. Also, the top new restaurants in Los Angeles, the Ecuadoran tradition of eating Guinea pig and a taste of Japan's Obama ramen. Jonathan Gold suggests two Korean restaurants, plus a five year journey in search of oysters.
Australian Olive Oil; Wolfgang's Steakhouse; Raising Pigeons Hear an Australian olive-oil producer sing the song of a revolutionary type packaging (he's also a Latin Jazz recording artist); learn about newly blind Diabetes sufferers getting needed help to get back into the kitchen. Jonathan Gold goes to Wolfgang's Steakhouse. Plus, learn how to combine the right flavors for extraordinary eating, raise pigeons for food at home, and take a walk through old cookbooks to learn about our history.
ArtBites; MoneyMaker Water Pump; Drink Vinegar; Chicken Knees Learn about a cooking class that combines art history; drinking vinegars; how to use worms to recycle your kitchen waste. Go knee-deep in chicken knees and hot wings, discover a company that uses a water pump to solve rural poverty and celebrate Dia de los Reyes Magos. Plus, find out about a restaurant that plans on using breast milk as an ingredient and get a fresh Market Report with Laura Avery.
New Year's Eve Cocktails, Oysters, Party Rules; Drunkorexia We nibble on some royal dim sum, drink refreshing Mexican beer cocktails and learn the history of the cocktail. We get advice on surviving New Year’s Eve parties, hear about a Frenchman’s love of oysters and discover tasty ideas for reusing wine. Find out about the troubling phenomenon of “drunkorexia” and get a fresh Market Report with Laura Avery.
Christmas in Paris; Crisp Latkes; Cheesy Holiday Guide; Eggnog We make delicious latkes for Hanukkah and spend Christmas in Paris. We drink creamy eggnog, sample cheese for the holidays and get tasty ideas for New Year’s Eve. Meet a man who is on a mission to eat from every country in the world without ever leaving Los Angeles. Plus, learn the ramifications of President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for Secretary of Agriculture and get a fresh Market Report with Laura Avery.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces an angry town hall crowd Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in Los Angeles Thursday. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. Also, a new bill wants to make it illegal for local police to cooperate with the feds who are targeting marijuana growers.