Noma, a restaurant in Coppenhagen, was recently named the best restaurant in the world. This week on Good Food, host Evan Kleiman talks with Noma's chef, Rene Redzepi about his unique Nordic cuisine. Rasmus Lee tells us about typical Danish food. He's the owner of Hygge, the Danish bakery in Downtown L.A. Chefs Mark Peel, Eric Greenspan, Octavio Becerra and Akira Hirose compete in a dessert contest. Evan takes us behind the scenes of a Top Chef-style "Quickfire" competition. John Sedlar of the restaurant Rivera has completely reworked his menu to reflect the 3,000 year old history of Los Angeles' cuisine. Many mammals eat the placenta after birth. Sara Pereira explains the benefits of ingesting the placenta. French cuisine is steeped in a very codified history. Constance Jouven explains how Le Fooding is mixing it up in France. Plus mixologist Derek Brown shares the history of using eggs in cocktails. And Mary Sue Miliken of The Border Grill gives us a recipe for lima bean succotash.
Rene Redzepi of Noma; Eating Afterbirth; Le Fooding; Grapes
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Danish Food in Los Angeles
Rasmus Lee owns Hygge Bakery in Downtown Los Angeles. Hygge Bakery 1106 S. Hope Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 Music Break: Perfidia by The Ventures
DineLA's Quickfire Dessert Challenge
This week Evan Kleiman judged the DineLA Quickfire Finale along with Sherry Yard, of Wolfgang Puck, and Russ Parsons of the LA Times. Chefs Eric Greenspan, Akira Hirose,...
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week he reviews The Yard , a gastropub in Santa Monica. The restaurant has a largely...
3,000 Years of Los Angeles Cuisine
John Sedlar is the chef/owner of Rivera in Downtown Los Angeles. He recently revamped his menus, dividing his service into three areas: Sangre (Spanish & North African),...
Sara Pereira is a pre and post-natal massage therapist and a licensed placenta encapsulation specialist . She dehydrates the placenta and pulverizes it into capsules....
Constance Jouven is a member of Le Fooding in France. Le Fooding is a movement that exists as a counterpoint to the codified French cuisine of the Michelin tradition....
Derek Brown is a Washington DC area mixologist. He owns the bar The Passenger , as well as the 18 seat Columbia Room housed in the same building. Derek treats...
Mary Sue Milliken is chef and co-owner of The Border Grill (1445 4th St., Santa Monica, (310) 451-1655). She is buying fresh lima beans from McGrath Family Farms for a...