James Trees is the current “emcee” at This is Not a Pop Up, a self-described “incubator” for chefs who want to cook creatively without the pressure of owning a restaurant. This weekend Trees will be in the kitchen and beginning next week a rotating cast of chefs including Adam Gertler, Bruce Kalman, Tyler Wells and CJ Jacobson will have stints in the kitchen. The concept is open 4 days a week from Thursday through Sunday.
A recipe for Trees’ Barley Risotto with Mushrooms and Broccoli is on the Good Food Blog.
David Karp is a pomologist with UC Riverside and he writes the Market Watch column for the Los Angeles Times Food section. He talks about Jim Russell, a macadamia nut farmer in Fallbrook, CA. You can find Russell Family Farms macadamias at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market.