To mark Earth Day, we'll take a look at some innovative approaches to growing food. Dickson Despommier explains how farming can go vertical. Meg Glasser gives Evan Kleiman a tour of an edible wall in Los Angeles' Skid Row. No matter how it's done, making and distributing food contributes to global warming. Industrial meat production is perhaps one of the worst perpetrators. Nicolette Hahn Niman explains how to make meat climate friendly. Recycling water is an earth-friendly option. Elizabeth Royte tells us about a plant in Orange County that is taking water from the toilet to the tap. George Cossette of Silverlake Wine is in the studio with some rare grape varieties. We'll take a trip back in time with Valerie Gordon, who is making cakes reminiscent of a bygone era. Jonathan Gold takes us to Lebanon via Westwood. Plus, Suvir Saran loves peanuts and he tells us why. And Laura Avery shares what's fresh on the Market Report.
Recycling Water; Meat and Global Warming; Peanuts; Rare Grapes
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Meat and Global Warming
Nicolette Hahn Niman is a livestock rancher in Northern California. She recently wrote a piece for the New York Times arguing that pasture-raised meat is far better for the...
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Weekly . This week, he reviews Sunnin , a Lebanese restaurant in Westwood.
The Edible Wall
One one side of the Weingart Center in Downtown L.A. is a large edible wall. It is a stainless steel structure that contains small containers full of edible plants. Meg...
Nuts for Peanuts
Suvir Saran is an Indian-American Chef in New York. He owns Devi in Manhattan and American Masala in Jersey City.
Valerie Gordon owns Valerie Confections . She has been making cakes from LA's culinary past. She started by making Blum's Coffee Crunch Cake . She later made Blum's...
George Cossette owns Silverlake Wine . George explores several rare grape varietals: Biancale from San Marino - $13.75 Cabernet Pfeffer from DeRose - $24.00...
Elizabeth Royte has written about recycling water for The New York Times. She recently wrote about the Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System, which is a plant...
Harry Starus sells sprouts at the market. They have a really interesting, concentrated flavor. Harry's Sproutime sells all kinds of sprouts at the Wednesday Santa Monica...