Maybe it's the recession, or maybe it's Julie & Julia. Whatever the reason, people are heading to their kitchens to cook and they need the ingredients to do it right. This month, Los Angeles Magazine features a food lovers guide to the Southland. Lesley Bargar gives us a preview of where to get you meat, fish, cheese and everything in between. Cactus is a staple of the Mexican diet. But what about all those needles? Orange County native Gustavo Arellano invites us into his home to explain the wonders of eating cactus, or nopales. If you want to eat out, try Billy's Deli in Glendale. Jonathan Gold is here to tell us about this perplexing deli. Can food be turned into art, which is then turned into an environmental benefit? Mara Haseltine thinks so. She's an artist in New York who is using the oyster in her next art installation. Food can also be turned into words through recipes. Meet Maureen Evans, of Twitter fame, who is turning full recipes into 140 characters. Like it or not, there is a place in our culture for those individually wrapped slices of orange cheese. Liz Thorpe of the famed Murray's Cheese in New York puts American cheese in context. Good Food's pie obsession continues. Pastry chef Cindy Mushet is here to guide Evan through the challenge of Lemon Meringue Pie. While we've been pie crazy, an NPR producer has been just as enthusiastic about cake. Melissa Gray made a cake every week and wrote a book. All Cakes Considered this week. And, a visit with Chef Mark Peel at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Eating Cactus; American Cheese, Oyster Art; Twitter Recipes
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Lemon Meringue Pie
Cindy Mushet is the author of The Art and Soul of Baking and her new book, Baking Kids Love . Music Break: Slow Walk - Bill Doggett
All Cakes Considered
Melissa Gray is an NPR producer and is the author of All Cakes Considered . She started her book by bringing in a cake each week for her NPR colleagues. The first cake...
Maureen Evans is a chef living in Belfast, Ireland. She writes 140 character recipes on Twitter. She has a glossary on her website to help decipher her codes...
Food Lovers Guide
Lesley Bargar is the food editor at L os Angeles Magazine . This month, they are featuring a food lovers guide to L.A.
Jimenez Family Farm from Santa Ynez is bringing in fresh goat and lamb meat. Their animals are raised on 100% grass. They recommend non-premium cuts of lamb like the...
Jonathan Gold writes the Counter Intelligence column for the LA Weekly, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. This week, he reviews Billy's Deli in Glendale . He...
Mara Haseltine is an artist and environmentalist living in New York City. In 2007, Mara collaborated with marine biologists to create solar powered oyster reefs in the...
Liz Thorpe is the author of The Cheese Chronicles: A Journey Through the Making and Selling of Cheese in America, from Field to Farm to Table . She is a vice president at...