Evan talks with Nawal Nasrallah about the history of the date and the date palm. Heather John helps us decipher wine labels. We go out for refreshing Vietnamese sugar cane juice in Orange County with Gustavo Arellano. Jonathan Gold tells us about Korean blood sausage that he gets in LA. Then, having kids doesn't mean you can't still go to wine country. Jessica Ritz explains. Plus, acclaimed chef Grant Achatz talks about his career and his bout with tongue cancer, and chef CJ Jacobson tells us about creative use for bacon.
History of the Date; Blood Sausage; Grant Achatz
From this Episode:
CJ Jacobson is the chef at The Yard in Santa Monica. He is pairing pickled bacon with Weiser Farms Melon (the orange variety).
History of the Date
Iraqi native Nawal Nasrallah is the author of Delights from the Garden of Eden : A Cookbook and a History of the Iraqi Cuisine. Her recipe for Date Sweatmeat is here ....
Heather John writes the blog Foodinista . A Treasury Department agency is considering proposals to tighten certain wine label definitions.
Gustavo Arellano is the Managing Editor of the OC Weekly, where he also reviews restaurants. This week, he raves about Vietnamese sugar cane juice or nuoc mia .
Korean Blood Sausage
Jonathan Gold is Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week he reviews Eighth Street Soondae , which serves Korean blood sausage. Jonathan likes the...
Taking Kids to Wine Country
Jessica Ritz writes the blog Taster Tots LA . She recently wrote about traveling in wine country with children. She recommends Alma Rosa and Buttonwood wineries, and...