Matthew Biancaniello, formerly of the Library Bar at the Hollywood Roosevelt, is now a freelance Cocktail Chef. He brought his mobile bar to the Santa Monica Farmers Market where he made an Umami Milkshake for Laura Avery. The cocktail is similar to a holiday eggnog but both the bourbon and the cream were infused with mushrooms from Clearwater Farms. Check out his recipe on the Good Food Blog.
David Karp is a pomologist with UC Riverside and he writes the Market Watch column for the Los Angeles Times Food section. He recently returned from the Citrus Congress in Spain and is excited to discuss mandarin oranges which are now popping up at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. He explains the difference between varieties of mandarins from Clementines to Satsumas.