Writer Bill Barich laments the disappearing pubs in Ireland. Bee Wilson finds food fraud all throughout our history. Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook own Animal restaurant and sing the praises of pig trotters. Nancy Ransohoff lets us in on her favorite Santa Barbara restaurants. And Jack Bishop from Cook's Illustrated weighs the merits of real vanilla extract, versus the imitation variety. Asian clams invade Lake Tahoe says Steve Chilton. Eddie Gehman Kohan blogs about the food world of Obama. Plus Laura Avery takes us through the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Irish Pubs; Obama Foodorama; Clam Invasion; Animal Dudes;
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The Animal Dudes
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo are the owner-chefs of Animal on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. They also own a catering company and wrote a book, Two Dudes, One Pan .
Asian Clams Invade Lake Tahoe
Steve Chilton is the Aquatic Nuisance Species Coordinator for the Lake Tahoe and Northern Nevada office of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Lake Tahoe is...
Irish Pub Crawl
Bill Barich is the author of A Pint of Plain: Tradition, Change and the Fate of the Irish Pub . The Irish Pub concept has gone global, thanks to the Irish Pub Company ,...
Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee , by Bee Wilson, chronicles the history of food fraud and adulteration. This was quite...
Real versus Imitation Vanilla Extract
Jack Bishop is the Executive Editor of Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen, which recently did an extensive taste test between imitation and pure vanilla...
Eddie Gehman-Kohan is the author of the blog, Obama Foodorama , which chronicles everything related to President Barack Obama and food. She often features menus from White...