Robert and Rob Poole of Redlands bring down all varieties of blackberries. They will have them for three weeks only. Find them at the Hollywood Sunday market and the Wednesday Santa Monica farmers markets. The boysenberry is their specialty. These can be stored in a plastic container in the fridge with a moistened paper towel. You can also freeze them. First freeze them on a cookie sheet and then place in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. That way you can pull a few out at a time rather than having to thaw them all out at once.
Zach Walter is the Chef de Cuisine at Cube Cafe and Marketplace on 615 La Brea near Melrose. He is making his own sausage and salumi. He buys a whole pig from farmers up north and is trying to encourage local farmers to raise humanely treated and organicly fed animals. Find Cube at the Taste of the Nation event at Media Park in Culver City on Sunday, June 14th from 1pm to 5pm. Cube will be making a peach and tomato salad with fresh mozzarella, balsamic vinegar and basil.
Music Break: Aboio by Beto Villares