What’s the best slice of pie in LA? Pie Contest judge Isa Fabro and reporter Abbie Fentress Swanson are on the hunt. Rhubarb is a favorite pie filling, but its sweetness isn’t always easy to coax out. Jonathan Gold reviews Native in Santa Monica. How can composting help Angelenos control their food waste? Gillian Ferguson takes a look at mezcal production. Also, there’s fresh Thai lemon basil at the market.
An LA pie crawl, rhubarb, and composting
From this Episode:
Los Angeles Pie Crawl
To set the mood for the May 6th Pie Contest, Good Food asked one of the contest judges, Isa Fabro , to take us on a pie crawl in Los Angeles. Producer Abbie Fentress...
6 min, 58 sec
"Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb"
Like many people, Tinky Weisblat didn’t start life with a taste for rhubarb and its tart and stringy characteristics. Years later, however, Weisblat is a convert to...
8 min, 55 sec
The slow decline of German food in the U.S.
The Washington Post recently reported on the trend of historic German restaurants closing across the country. Chef Bernhard Mairinger knows the story all too well.
8 min, 11 sec
Teaching Los Angeles to compost
National Compost Week is coming up from May 6th to May 13th. Mike Martinez is the founder of LA Compost , a group that educates Angelenos about turning food waste into a...
8 min, 1 sec
Straight from the source
Victor Ramos distills his mezcal in copper pots, heated by wood fire. Photo by Elena Marini.
10 min, 13 sec