Eric J. Lawrence and Evan Kleiman try to discern the "flavor" of candy corn. Samira Kawash, who calls herself the candy professor talks about her book, Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, that includes old fashioned candy advertisements. Harvey Levenstein is a professor emeritus of history at McMaster University in Canada and author of the book, Fear of Food. Independent producer Gideon Brower braved a trip to the bathroom-themed Magic Restroom Cafe in the City of Industry. Jonathan Gold visited Fishing with Dynamite, a shoe box-sized seafood restaurant from chef David LeFevre. LA Times Food Editor Russ Parsons shops for brussels sprouts at the farmers' market. Casi Richie works at Life's a Choke farm, a family-owned farm in Lompoc, California. Stephen Leslie is the author of The New Horse-Powered Farm, a technical guide to using horse power instead of machinery on small farms. Valerie Gordon opened Valerie Confections with her partner Stan Weightman, Jr. in 2004. Her new book, Sweet, is an enticing cookbook that celebrates all things sweet.
Candy Corn, Fear of Food, the Magic Restroom Cafe
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