Have you ever heard of a spurtle? It's an implement used to make oatmeal and John Boa, winner of the 19th Annual Golden Spurtle Porridge Making Competition explains how it's used. Russ Parsons of the LA Times prefers to consume his oats in his pancakes. Topher Ellis gives us a quick history in cereal and reporter David Segal offers an inside look at the Kellogg test kitchen and lays out the company's marketing strategy. Jonathan Gold selects his favorite spots for breakfast in Los Angeles and author Anne Mendelson details the difference between buttermilk you find in stores and the good old fashioned stuff that was a byproduct of butter making. Plus, Kir Jensen of Seattle's Sugar Cube food cart gives us a quick taste of what it's like to bake pie in an teeny-tiny food cart.
LA's Best Breakfast; Kellogg's Test Kitchen, The Spurtle
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Where Jonathan Gold Goes Out for Breakfast
This week Jonathan Gold discusses his favorite breakfast haunts in LA.
The Great American Cereal Book
Topher Ellis co-authored The Great American Cereal Book along with Marty Gitlin. The two spent 15 years researching cereal history and trivia.
A Reporter Goes to Cereal City
David Segal is a reporter for the New York Times. His article, " When a Sugar High Isn't Enough ," inspired us to speak to him about his recent trip to Battle Creek,...
The Golden Spurtle
John Boa is the 2011 winner of the 19th Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Competition . He explains what a spurtle is and shares tips on how he likes to make his...
A Fresh Look at Pancakes
Russ Parsons is the Food Editor of the Los Angeles Times . He was inspired by the wild rice pancakes at the Minnesota Nice Cafe in Bemidji, Minnesota to make his own...
Good Old Fashioned Buttermilk
Anne Mendelson is the author of the James Beard-nominated book, Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages .
Baking Pie in a Teeny-Tiny Kitchen
Kir Jensen is the pastry chef and owner of The Sugar Cube , a 8 x 14 foot food cart in Seattle, Washington. She says baking in such tight quarters with no air conditioning...