The great recession has hit many people very hard. This week on Good Food, host Evan Kleiman introduces us to two people who have been affected by the foreclosure crisis. Anne Hars has turned an abandoned front yard into a lush garden. And Lefty Ayers lost his home to a foreclosure. He's now raising acorn-fed heritage pigs right here in Los Angeles. Marcos Aguillar is making authentic Mexican hot chocolate at Xokolatl Cafe in El Serreno. Jonathan Gold finds authentic Shaghai-style noodles in Monrovia. Pauline Loh tells us how the world's most populous country is now the biggest market for wine. Plus Jimmy Williams of Hayground Organic suggests planting a fall garden. And Denise Ritchie of Malibu Compost shares the incredible story of her cow, Bu.
Chinese Wine; The Foreclosure Gardener; Mexican Hot Chocolate; Compost
From this Episode:
Jimmy Williams and his son Logan, own Hayground Organic Gardening. Jimmy's new book, From Seed to Skillet , comes out in December. Jimmy says that now is the perfect time...
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly . This week he reviews Shanghai Bamboo House in Monrovia. Shanghai cuisine isn't usually very...
Denise Ritchie owns Malibu Compost which makes biodynamic compost from dairy cows. Read more about biodynamic farming here . They rescue dairy cows who are set to be...
Anne Hars is an artist living in Silverlake. When she moved into her house during, the neighborhood was in decline. She and her neighbors adopted the front lawn of an...
LA's Own Acorn-Fed Heritage Pigs
Lefty Ayers is raising acorn-fed heritage pigs on his ReRide Ranch about an hour outside of Los Angeles. Right now he has Berkshire pigs , which is about a 300 pound...
Authentic Mexican Chocolate Drinks
Marcos Aguillar founded Xokolatl Cafe in El Serreno. The cafe benefits the Semillas Community Schools and specializes in chocolate drinks made with indigenous cacao,...