French toast evangelist Shyam Yadav spends his free time making this breakfast dish for strangers on the street. Jonathan Gold goes to Noodle Island and Steve Shaw explains how to eat like a pro at Asian restaurants that have two separate menus. John Shelton Reed and Dale Volberg Reed come clean on why North Carolina barbecue is best. And Steve Lerach tells tales of working with misfits and criminals in restaurant kitchens. Bitter flavors are handled in a remarkable way in our bodies according to Dr. Tim Osborne. Lawry's the Prime Rib has been in business for 62 years and Fether's tells stories of her 45 year-long waitress career there. Plus, Laura Avery samples fried green tomatoes and baby broccoli at the Farmers' Market.
French Toast and Hugs; Noodle Island; Fried Green Tomatoes
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John Shelton Reed and Dale Volberg Reed are members of the Southern Foodways Alliance , dedicated to documenting and preserving the food cultures of the American South....
7 min, 1 sec
Steve Lerach started his career as a dishwasher at the Ambassador Motor Hotel just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He's recounted that career in Fried : Surviving Two...
7 min, 27 sec
45 Years at Lawry's
Jennifer Williams, also known as Fethers, traveled to the US from England after watching Ocean's 11. She had dreams of meeting Frank Sinatra. After working as an au pair...
5 min, 23 sec
French Toast and Hugs
Shyam Yadav and his dog Daisy started the gang French Toast and Hugs . They've held events in Santa Monica, New Zealand, Downtown Los Angeles, New York and India. Their...
7 min, 22 sec
Asian Dining Rules
James Beard Award-winner Steven Shaw is the author of Asian Dining Rules : Essential Strategies for Eating Out at Japanese, Chinese, Southeast Asian, Korean and Indian...
6 min, 18 sec
The Market Report
Chef Samir Mohajer just opened Cabbage Patch restaurant in Beverly Hills three weeks ago. He shops a number of times a week at the farmers markets. Right now he's buying...
7 min, 5 sec
Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold visited Noodle Island in the San Gabriel Valley. Read his review and see pictures at the L.A. Weekly website. (Noodle...
6 min, 40 sec
Scientists have been discovered some surprises in the body's reaction to bitterness. Dr. Tim Osbourne , Professor and Chairman of the Department of Molecular Biology and...
7 min, 28 sec