Chicks are brewing their own beer says bartender and home brewer Nathalie Balandran. Peter Langenstein buys wine from a negociant -- a high-priced name for a bargain situation. Mira Advani says the route to Mumbai from LA is a short drive down the freeway. Restaurants are popping up all over LA and Lesley Balla gives us a few to try. What can happen when you eat a can of tuna every day for five years? Bad things. Stephanie Mencimer traces the beaurocratic maze that regulates canned tuna. Chef Michael Cimarusti loves the fish soup known as boullaibase. Kallari Chocolate's Judy Logback found that small steps can improve the lives of the Ecuadoreans who grow cacao for the company. Plus Laura Avery talks with chef DJ Olsen about blood oranges and she samples Miner's Lettuce.
Finding Mumbai in LA; Mercury Poisoning; Beer Chicks
From this Episode:
Lou Wine Bar chef DJ Olsen always has delicious ideas for how to make the best of local produce. He tells us about a cake made with coarse polenta or cornmeal. He uses a...
Women Brewing Beer
Nathalie Balandran brews beer with the Pacific Gravity Ladies Homebrew Club , an offshoot of the co-ed Pacific Gravity Brew Club. The club meets monthly at Culver City...
Buying Wine from a Negociant
Peter Langenstein is the owner of Brix 26 , a personalized wine consultation service based in San Francisco. Peter recommends buying wine from a negociant as a money-saving...
Finding Mumbai in L.A.
Los Angeles is a sister city to Mumbai, India, which explains the rapidly expanding Little India, a section off of Pioneer Boulevard in Artesia . There you can find Indian...
Tasting Table Finds
Lesley Balla is the L.A. Editor for Tasting Table , a daily email newsletter spotlighting restaurants around town. Since joining Tasting Table, Lesley has been surprised...
Mercury in Canned Tuna
Stephanie Mencimer is a writer for Mother Jones. A recent article she wrote about a woman's mystery illness describes a complex and baffling maze of regulatory...
Michael Cimarusti is the chef/owner of Providence (5955 Melrose Ave.), where they sometimes have bouillabaisse on the menu. This French soup is traditionally from...