Evan Kleiman is at the market this week buying fresh clams from Carlsbad Aquafarm. She makes a traditional pasta and clam dish with garlic, parsley, hot pepper flakes and chard. Read the post on our Good Food blog to learn how to make this great dish.
Laura Avery also chats with Matt Parker, who is harvesting and selling his white oyster mushrooms that he grows in a shipping container in Hermosa Beach. He calls it the "mush room." The flavor of this delicate mushroom ranges from nutty to fish-like, hence the name. Parker's company, Shiitake Happens, intends to branch out into pink oyster mushrooms and, of course, shiitake. Matt got his start from noted micologist Paul Stamets who teaches seminars on mushroom growing. Go to www.ShiitakeHappens.net for recipes.
Music break: Eclipse by The Vigilantes