Deep fried, wrapped in bacon or on a stick - Good Food Producer Gillian Ferguson interviews Chicken Charlie, Mike Peterson and Dominic Palmieri about the best and most extreme eats on offer at this year’s OC Fair. Speaking of extreme eats, Jonathan Gold tries the alpaca burger at Mo Chica in Downtown LA. Meet Besha Rodell, the new restaurant critic for the LA Weekly and lover of blackberry pie. The massive LA Food & Wine event is this weekend and co-founder Robert Weakley explains what it takes to create the three-day food and drink bananza. Gustavo Arellano takes us to a taqueria serving the best quesadilla in Orange County and Kerry Birnbach describes what this year’s Farm Bill cuts mean to food assistance nationwide. Plus, Laura Avery talks to Nate Peitso about his unique summer herbs and Matthew Biancaniello whips up a farmers market cocktail at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
County Fair Food, Alpaca Burgers, LA Food & Wine
From this Episode:
Unique Eats at the County Fair
Good Food Producer Gillian Ferguson visits the Orange County Fair. She talks to Chicken Charlie about his deep fried concoctions, Mike Peterson about his bacon-wrapped menu...
The Making of LA Food & Wine
Robert Weakley is the co-founder of LA Food & Wine. He details what it takes to put on a food event that brings in 145 chefs from all over the world to participate in 47...
A Quesadilla Worth Driving For
Gustavo Arellano is the Editor of the OC Weekly. He reviews Taqueria La Poblanita in the city of Anaheim. His favorite dishes are the cemita poblanas and the pambazos, but...
For Love of Blackberries and Pie
Besha Rodell is the new restaurant critic for the LA Weekly. She loves to forage for blackberries in the summer to make blackberry pies and buckles. A recipe for her...
Food Assistance and The Farm Bill
Kerry Birnbach is a Nutrition Policy Advocate with California Food Policy Advocates. She explains what the proposed $16 billion in cuts to food assistance programs in this...
Nate Peitso is the owner of Maggie’s Farm. This time of year he has a bounty of herbs available at this Santa Monica Farmers Market stand. His offerings include lemon...