What do food writers and chefs do during summer vacation? Jonathan Gold had fresh mozzarella in Italy and Mary Sue Milliken went hunting in Mongolia. They share their adventures. Nancy Zaslavsky has some ideas for Mexican produce found in area markets. The LA Times’ Russ Parsons has some tips on how to store your summer farmers market bounty. The story of Jon Reiner, the man who couldn't eat. Kazi Pitelka gives a tour of her urban farm featuring chickens, turkeys, fruit trees and bees. School is back in session but what is being done about the school lunch program? Deborah Lehmann shares what’s on the menu at schools around the country and Slow Food USA’s Josh Virtel offers a solution. Plus, Laura Avery finds out what's fresh at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
School Lunch; The Man Who Couldn’t Eat; Hunting in Mongolia
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Hunting in Mongolia
Mary Sue Milliken is the co-owner with Susan Feniger of Ciudad and the Border Grill . This summer she traveled to Mongolia with four other female chefs: April Bloomfield...
Nancy Zaslavsky teaches cooking and leads culinary tours to Mexico. She is leading a trip to Oaxaca in time for the Day of the Dead.
School Lunch Legislation
Deborah Lehmann writes for the blog School Lunch Talk . The National School Lunch Program was established in 1946 by President Harry Truman. It's now part of the Child...
Urban Farm in Altadena
Herb Garden Chickens Chicken Dispatcher Beehive Kazi's Urban Farm Kazi Pitelka is a professional violist and an urban farmer. She...
Storing Summer Produce
Russ Parsons is the food editor for the LA Times and the author of How to Pick a Peach . He offers these tips for storing summer produce: 1) Don't refrigerate all...
Time for Lunch
Josh Virtel is the President of Slow Food USA . Their " Time for Lunch " Campaign aims to get healthier food in school cafeterias. Slow Food is sponsoring "Eat-In's," or...
CJ Jacobsen, former Top Chef contestant , is the new chef at The Yard located at 119 Broadway, Santa Monica. His gastropub is serving a roasted asparagus dish that's easy...
Jonathan Gold in Italy
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly . This summer he traveled to Italy with his family where they tasted numerous varieties of fresh...