On July 1 California will be the first state in the nation to ban the sale, serving and production of foie gras. Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal and Son of a Gun Restaurants say the ingredient is irreplaceable in the kitchen and Lesley Barger Suter of Los Angeles magazine questions who will be responsible for enforcing the ban. Speaking of illegal substances, Good Food producer Gillian Ferguson ventures to find out more about medical marijuana edibles. She watches as Joey - aka Big Sexy - of Big Sexy's Sinful Sweets makes cannabutter and attends a private dinner hosted by Nguyen Tran and Laurent Quenioux of Starry Kitchen in which the flavor of cannabis is the star of the show. Nancy Radke details how a series of earthquakes in the parmesan producing region of Italy has devastated parmesan producers. Jonathan Gold takes us to South LA for Yucatan food and Dr. Carson Chow spells out the mathematics of obesity. Plus, Good Food segment producer Laryl Garcia talks to Lesley Jacobs Solmonson about the history of gin.
Gin; California's Foie Gras Ban; The Flavor of Cannabis
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The Mathematics of Obesity
Dr. Carson Chow is an M.I.T.-educated investigator at the National Institutes of Health . He works in the branch concerned with Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases,...
Medicinal Marijuana Edibles and the Flavor of Cannabis
Good Food producer Gillian Ferguson was intrigued by the wide variety and creativity of the edibles in the medicinal marijuana community. She visits The Farmacy on Abbot...
Gin: A Global History
Lesley Jacobs Solmonson is the author of Gin : A Global History. Good Food segment producer Laryl Garcia talks to her about the origins of gin, from the London Gin Craze to...
The Flower of the Yucatan
Jonathan Gold visits La Flor de Yucatán near USC's campus. On weekdays the bakery has a limited menu, but on weekends Jonathan recommends the cochinita pibil, salbutes,...
Clemence Gosset is the co-owner of the Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories at The Market at Santa Monica Place. In her kids' classes, Gosset teaches the children to...
Italy's Parmesan Industry Devastated after Earthquakes
Nancy Radke is the director of the US Information Office for the Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano . She explains that three very unusual earthquakes recently hit...