Portuguese Pastries; 1001 Things to Eat; The Herbalist

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Mark Bittman shares the secret to making delicious burgers. Author Fred Plotkin guides gourmet travelers through Italy. Fatima Marques bakes old-world Portuguese pastries. Scholar Ken Albala feasts on medieval banquets. Gary Allen presents the vast world of herbs. Ian Jackman details 1001 things to eat before dieting. Food anthropologist Jessica Harris discusses how slavery affected the foods of the South and the US. As always, Laura Avery has what's in season this week at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market.

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