Evan Kleiman visits with lawyer and Glendale City Council Member, Ara Najarian, about the city ordinance that forbids commercial grilling outdoors. Kim Severson, NY Times writer, talks about another ban: NYC's Health Department proposal of a "partial" phase-out of artificial trans fat in all New York City restaurants. James Watson, a Harvard professor who has who has written a book titled: It's Golden Arches East : McDonalds in East Asia, shares his ideas on fast food culture. Food scientist, Harold McGee, explains the fear inducing term, "meat glue" and Simon Ford, says if we're going to be driven to drink we might as well be driving Plymouth Gin. Legendary baker, Peter Reinhart, shares his thoughts on our daily bread and Moveable-Feast blogster extraordinaire, Louisa Chu, has been dancing with the green fairy, and has lived to tell about it.
City Bans; Meat Glue; Absinthe
From this Episode:
Banning Trans Fats
Kim Severson is a staff writer for the New York Times and co-author (with Cindy Burke) of The Trans Fat Solution: Cooking and Shopping to Eliminate the Deadliest Fat from...
McDonalds Takes Asia
James Watson is a professor at Harvard. He's written a book on the explosion of fast food culture in Asia, It's Golden Arches East : McDonalds in East Asia . Music...
Chefs all over the country call on food scientist Harold McGee to decipher the chemical reasons for their kitchen catastrophes. Harold’s book On Food and Cooking is a...
Market Report- Carrots, Walnuts
Laura Avery finds Barbara Whyman of Tutti Frutti Farms knee deep in customers at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. She is selling yellow, orange, and purple carrots. She also...
Louisa Chu is a chef and writer based in Paris and Chicago, and has been a Good Food correspondent since 2002. Good Food followed Louisa Chu through her year at the Cordon...
Simon Ford of Plymouth Gin tells us about the fine flavors of gin and what goes into their centuries old recipe. Simon gets us started with a few recipes we can try at...