Josiah Citrin is the chef and owner of Melisse in Santa Monica. He is shopping for Zuckerman’s Farms colossal asparagus. Also called “jumbo” asparagus, the colossal are much thicker than average store bought asparagus. He slow roasts the spears in salted butter with green garlic, thyme and a fresh bay leaf.
Nate Siemens is one of the almond farmers at Fat Uncle Farms. He discusses the issue of Colony Collapse Disorder and explains why the bee populations are so important to almond growers. He has his first of the season green almonds for sale at his market stall this week.