Did you know that you can "cook" with cold? Chef Sang Yoon stops by the KCRW studios with a canister of liquid nitrogen and fresh asparagus to explain the process of cryo-blanching vegetables. Jonathan Gold finds seriously spicy Hunanese food in Rosemead and journalist David Hochman uncovers a secret restaurant hidden in plain sight. St. Patty's Day is Sunday. Why not whip up a batch of Guinness spiked cupcakes? "Beeroness" Jackie Dodd suggests several beer-laden baked goods, from Guinness Chocolate Truffles to Pecan Porter Pie. Author William Knoedelseder recounts the story of the rise and fall of Anheuser-Busch, and food personality Eddie Huang remembers what it was like to take his stinky Taiwanese bao to elementary school when everyone else was munching on Lunchables. At the market, Laura Avery chats with chef Sven Mede about spring salads and celebrates the return of the Zuckerman jumbo asparagus.
Baking with Beer; Cooking with Liquid Nitrogen; Eddie Huang
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Baking with Beer
Jackie Dodd writes the blog The Beeroness . She discusses baking with beer -- from cheesecake to pie. Keep an eye out for her cookbook this Fall. Music: "The Light"...
The History of the Anheuser-Busch Family
William Knoedelseder is the author of Bitter Brew : The Rise and Fall of Anheuser Busch and America's Kings of Beer.
Totoraku: LA's Best Kept Secret
Journalist David Hochman works tirelessly to get a reservation at Totoraku , a secret restaurant on Pico Blvd in Cheviot Hills. Chef Kaz Oyama is the owner and chef. He...
Chiles, Chiles and Chiles in Rosemead
Jonathan Gold revels in the chile-laden cuisine at Hunan Mao , the newest Hunanese restaurant in Rosemead. He recommends the steamed fish head, long beans with Hunan ham,...
Sven Mede is the managing chef of the five restaurants located in Casa del Mar and Shutters on the Beach . This week he is shopping for spring vegetables like asparagus,...
Fresh Off the Boat
Eddie Huang is the owner of Baohaus in New York City and the host of Vice TV's show, Fresh off the Boat . His new book is Fresh Off the Boat : A Memoir.