Three food lovers share their ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day: chef CJ Jacobson is cooking beef heart, sex therapist Linda de Villers suggests finger foods at home, and independent producer Gideon Brower highlights the heart-shaped offerings at the 99¢ Store. For those celebrating Saint Valentine with wine, New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov has tips for seeking out the bottles that you love. Chinese New Year is this Sunday; food writer and cookbook author Fuchsia Dunlop shares some traditional recipes and Deep End Diner Eddie Lin celebrates the Year of the Snake with seven courses of boa constrictor. Jonathan Gold visits the newly designed Spago and offers a glowing review of chef Wolfgang Puck's new menu. Plus, Laura Avery talks to chef David LeFevre and farmer Pernilla Carpenter about the variety of winter greens at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Chinese New Year; Edible Aphrodisiacs; Eating Snake
From this Episode:
Spago , perhaps the most famous restaurant in Los Angeles, closed last summer for a renovation. Jonathan Gold reviews the new design and the new menu, which he calls Spago...
8 min, 33 sec
Cooking for the Chinese New Year
Fuchsia Dunlop is a food writer and cookbook author. She was the first Westerner to train at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine. Her new book is Every Grain of Rice :...
8 min, 17 sec
Seven Courses of Boa Constrictor
Deep End Diner Eddie Lin attends a dinner where snake is the star of the meal. Chef Lupe Liang of Hop Woo restaurant in Chinatown cooks a seven-course meal for Lin and his...
10 min, 36 sec
Valentine's Day at the 99 Cent Store
Independent producer Gideon Brower finds Valentine's Day treats at mini-markets and the 99¢ Stores in Santa Monica. See more of his photos on the Good Food blog .
3 min, 25 sec
Edible Aphrodisiacs for Valentine's Day
Linda de Villers is a psychologist and sex therapist in Los Angeles where she teaches psychology at several local colleges. She is also a self-proclaimed foodie and the...
6 min, 53 sec
Chef CJ Jacobson is best known for his appearance on Top Chef. You can also find him at The Mercantile on Sunset and this Thursday through Sunday at this is not a pop-up...
6 min, 5 sec
David LeFevre is the chef and owner of MB Post in Manhattan Beach. He recently visited Coastal Organics, a 15-acre farm in Santa Paula run by the Carpenter family. He is...
6 min, 19 sec