Dumplings, Tomatomania, Virginia Country Ham, the Oyster Olympics

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Recipes and information from this week's edition of Good Food.

Starting next week, remember to catch Good Food at its new time--Saturdays at 10:00am.

Angeli Caffe, 7274 Melrose Ave, features a Sephardic Passover dinner next week. For details and reservations, call 323-936-9086.

Carl Chu is the author of Finding Chinese Food in Los Angeles: A Guide to Regional Chinese Cuisines, published by Crossbridge Publishing Company. Carl talked about the dumplings at:

10053 Valley Blvd
El Monte

Scott Daigre is a landscape designer with Power Plant.

Tomatomania, the world-s largest heirloom tomato seedling sale is next weekend:

When: April 2, 3, 4, from 9am to 5pm each day Where: Tapia Brothers, Encino (corner of Havenhurst and Burbank, just off the 101 Freeway, Havenhurst exit)

Tomatomania will reappear at the LA Arboretum-s BALDWIN BONANZA ANNUAL PLANT SALE & GARDEN SHOW, Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2.

To try a true Virginia Ham, go to S W Edwards and Sons.

Jon Rawley is a restaurant consultant and seafood expert. He spoke about 15th Annual Anthony's Oyster Olympics, a fundraiser benefiting the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance's clean water efforts.

Anna Tasca Lanza is the author of The Garden of Endangered Fruit, a self-published book. She is also the author of The Heart of Sicily and The Flavors of Sicily, both published by IciLaPresse.

Loquat Fruit Salad

  • 2 lbs loquats, peeled and pitted
  • A few tablespoons of jam or marmalade
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • Nuts
  • A small glass of grappa, if you have no children around or any other liqueur that you prefer.
Make the salad a little ahead of time so that you can stir it as least twice before serving.