People become vegetarians for many reasons. Author Jonathan Safran Foer explains why he gave up meat. Evan George and Alex Brown call themselves the Hot Knives. They share the secret to pairing beer with cheese and music. Gourmet food trucks are all the rage in Los Angeles. But the city of Portland did it first. Teri Gelber tells us how the Northwestern city does street food. Javier Cabral sorts out his favorite food trucks in Los Angeles. We visit with the man behind Kogi Korean tacos, Roy Choi. Plus a trip to the company that started the gourmet food truck craze, Roadstoves. Matt and Ted Lee say that Southern food has changed. They explain how it's been updated. Richard Shea takes us into the world of competitive eating. And Laura Avery reports from the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Kogi; Southern Food; Beer, Cheese and Rock 'n Roll
From this Episode:
Tricking out the Trucks
RoadStoves owns many of the gourmet food trucks in Los Angeles. They are an off-shoot of the company A La Carte, which has operated catering trucks for about 40 years....
The Olympics of Food
Joey Chestnut Richard Shea runs the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE). They are the governing body of Nathan's July 4 hot dog eating contest...
Matt and Ted Lee are the authors of The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern . Listen to their comments about the new ambrosia salad they've developed.
It's time to plant tomatoes and Windrose Organic Farms from Paso Robles grows over 200 different tomato varieties. They can help you find varieties that will grow in...
Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels E xtremely Loud and Incredibly Close , and Everything is Illuminated . His most recent book is a work of non-fiction...
Beer, Cheese and Rock 'n Roll
Evan George and Alex Brown are the Hot Knives . Their new book, Greatest Sips , pairs beer with cheese and music. Buy it here .
Portland Street Food
Former Good Food Producer and Portland, OR resident Teri Gelber loves to eat at local food carts.
LA Street Food Scene
Javier Cabral writes the blog Teenage Glutster . He hails from East LA where he has been eating from taco trucks for years. Javier likes Frysmith , Marked 5 , Kogi...