Howell Tumlin cultivates support for the Southland’s Farmers Markets; Jonathan Gold shares his latest restaurant pick; renowned chef, Jacques Pepin, celebrates Mother’s Day with a recipe just for Mom; Eric Muller brings science into the kitchen with some fun and simple experiments; travel to Italy with Dave Dewitt, who traces the history of Italian cooking during the Renaissance, and Mark Schatzker, who reports on his journey along Italy’s Amalfi coast; Andrew Smith documents American food culture in his book, The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink; and Laura Avery finds what’s fresh in the Market Report.
Jacques Pepin; Italian Renaissance Cooking; Farmers’ Market Dilemma
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The Market Report
Laura Avery talks with a boutique grower of highly flavorful fruit from Reedley, California. Fitz Kelly has the season's first ripe nectarines and peaches as well as some...
American Food History
Andrew Smith offers up a volume of food resources in his book, The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink , which reveals American food history and how it has...
Los Angeles' San Gabriel Valley is home to a broad variety of Chinese restaurants, a culinary accomplishment given that Chinese cuisine is as diverse as its regions....
The Farmers' Market Dilemma
As populations have grown and large companies have joined forces, California farmers have been forced to either struggle within the industry or close their family businesses...
Mother's Day Memories with Jacques Pepin
In his latest book, Chez Jacques : Traditions and Rituals of a Cook, Jacques Pepin reminisces about cooking with his mother and growing up in pre-war France. Pepin's...
Science educator, Eric Muller, creates fun kitchen experiments using everyday objects. In the experiment du jour, Evan and Eric create sounds with a turkey baster and bend...
Italian Renaissance Cooking
During the Renaissance, the Italian diet consisted primarily of wine and bread, with a small portion of meat (preferably a type of foul, because birds lived closer to the...