If you've been to a Southern California farmers market lately, you probably saw the netting draped over certain produce. It's because of a Mediterranean fruit fly. Fruit expert David Karp explains what that is and why it's a problem. Jonathan Gold takes us to Rosemead for some JTYH noodles. The Shameless Carnivore, Scott Gold is back to tell us about a spleen sandwich he had recently. Vivianna Acosta Padial is leading volunteers to her native Puerto Rico to help improve the food system. She explains what's wrong and what she hopes her Culinary Corps can do. And what's going on with all the pumpkin? Supermarket guru Phil Lempert gives us the scoop on the pumpkin shortage. A new study says that chocolate can help prolong the lives of heart attack survivors. Dr. Ken Mukamal shares the results. Gin was once used as medicine. David Wondrich dives into the history of this distilled spirit. Robert Wemischner elevates food presentation to an art form. He describes the concept of dessert architecture. And, Gustavo Arellano is here with a Bolivian restaurant recommendation in Tustin. C.J. Jacobsen shares a recipe for a persimmon caprese and farmer Alex Weiser explains just what a sunchoke is.
Pumpkin Shortage; Chocolate as Medicine; Gin; Sunchokes
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Photo Courtesy: Scott Gold, The Faster Times Scott Gold is the author of The Shameless Carnivore . Recently he wrote about the Sicilian sandwich called...
3 min, 47 sec
Drought in the west and heavy rains in the midwest caused a shortage in this year's pumpkin crop, says Phil Lempert, also known as the Supermarket Guru . This has caused...
5 min, 23 sec
David Karp is a pomologist and columnist for the Los Angeles Times . He recently wrote about the "Medfly," or Mediterranean fruit fly, quarantine affecting local farmers...
4 min, 58 sec
Traveling from San Juan to Vieques Pork and Rice Viviana Acosta-Padial is a Puerto Rico-native and an active participant in Culinary Corps . In February, she...
5 min, 11 sec
JTYH with JG
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week he reviews JTYH, a noodle shop in Rosemead.
6 min, 26 sec
Bolivian in Tustin
Salteña Gustavo Arellano is the food editor and a columnist for the OC Weekly . He loves the saltena's at Rollie's Bakery in Tustin. The Bolivian restaurant...
6 min, 36 sec
Chocolate as Medicine
(Photo Courtesy: Zeke Mandel ) Dr. Ken Mukamal is a researcher with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He recently worked on a study that reveals...
6 min, 3 sec
David Wondrich is the co-founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans. Gin is a distilled spirit flavored with botanicals. Gin, and it's relative,...
6 min, 44 sec