We are celebrating the Fourth of July here at Good Food and that means we are getting patriotic. Sandy Oliver reveals what our Founding Fathers ate during the Colonial era. It's certainly different from what we're eating today, says Michael Pollan. He describes the paradox of the American diet. American cheese is more than just orange slices wrapped in plastic. Liz Thorpe of Murray's Cheese showcases a new artisanal cheese community in the U.S. Jonathan Gold joins the Good Food Pie-a-Day madness by recommending the best pies in Los Angeles. Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen shares a few treasured lost recipes. Scott Gold thinks whiskey should be considered an American treasure. Whoopie pies are certainly a uniquely American treat. Amy Bouchard describes this fluffy, creamy dessert. And Blenheim apricots have arrived at Southern California farmers markets. Roxana Jullapat shares a few recipes for this local fruit.
Patriotic Food; Blenheim Apricots; American Cheese; Whoopie Pies
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Liz Thorpe is the author of The Cheese Chronicles: A Journey Through the Making and Selling of Cheese in America, from Field to Farm to Table . She is a vice president at...
Mike Cirone of See Canyon Farms is now back at the farmer's market. He has the very seasonal and popular Blenheim apricots.
Whoopie pies are one of Maine’s best-loved and most traditional comfort foods – a soft-cookie sandwich with a fluffy sweet cream filling. Amy Bouchard is the proprietor of...
The Cheese Lady
Artist Sarah Kaufmann is affectionately known as The Cheese Lady . A commercial artist by trade, she makes magic with blocks of cheese, turning them into...
Sandy Oliver captures our country’s Federalist and Colonial food traditions in her book, Food in Colonial and Federal America . She documents how American...
The American Paradox
Celebrated journalist Michael Pollan , Knight Professor of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley , declares his manifesto in his book, In...
Chris Kimball, founder and editor of Cook's Illustrated and host of PBS' America's Test Kitchen , finds over 150 unforgettable heirloom recipes in America's Best Lost...
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly . He once wooed his wife with his mother's peach pie. He recommends the following pie spots in...