This week’s Good Food is a metaphoric grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup — an hour of comfort and distraction from a headshaking news cycle. Lydia Clarke operates DTLA Cheese with her sister in the historic Grand Central Market and describes how they flipped their business model on its head in this week’s segment of “In the Weeds.” Rachel Handler’s question of “Where has all the bucatini gone?” led her to a Nancy Drew investigation. Sophie Minchilli checks in from Rome with her version of the perfect amatriciana. Kim Prince and Lien Ta have details on the upcoming “Regarding Her,” a food festival with 100 of Los Angeles’ top female chefs and restaurateurs. Finally, citrus is in season at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.
Cheese, bucatini shortage, amatriciana, women chefs
From this Episode:
In The Weeds: the cheese stands alone
Cheesemonger Lydia Clarke and her sister Marnie have been hand selecting wheels of cheese for customers at the Grand Central Market.
Bucatini: dry, store-bought, and in short supply
First it was toilet paper, then came the canned goods. As the pandemic began ro rage last spring, the country’s panic could be seen on grocery store shelves.
What to put on bucatini if you can find it? Amatriciana sauce
The sauce most closely associated with bucatini is amatriciana, one of the essential Roman sauces. It’s simple, yet fans often fight over the proper way to make it. Sophie...
Regarding Her: a food festival by women, for everyone
January 21 marks the fourth anniversary of the LA Women’s March. This year, it’s the first day of a 10-day, virtual and in-person event that involves menu collaborations and...