Evan Kleiman is at the Santa Monica Farmers Market this week talking to some of LA's best chefs about what they cook for Thanksgiving. Like it or not, turkey is the centerpiece of the meal. Evan talks to Napa Valley Grille's Joseph Gillard about how he prepares the bird. CJ Jacobson is making a turducken. He explains how it's done. Producer Harriet Ells visits Kazi Pitelka's backyard farm where she is raising heritage turkeys for her dinner. We get vegetarian ideas from Akasha Richmond. Lesley Balla has a roundup of restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner. Kajsa Alger shares her ethnic twist on classic dishes. Sommelier Stacie Hunt tells us what kind of wine works for all the Thanksgiving day flavors. Plus Delilah Snell has some ideas for cranberry sauce alternatives. Jonathan Gold takes us to Roy Choi's latest spot, A-Frame. And, because we can't eat turkey and stuffing forever, Lesley Bargar Suter of Los Angeles magazine shares the city's best Mexican food.
Thanksgiving Recipes; Heritage Turkeys; A-Frame; LA's Best Mexican Food
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly . This week he heads to A-Frame, Roy Choi's new restaurant in Culver City. Jonathan likes the...
Alex Weiser of Weiser Family Farms has many different potato varieties including banana fingerling, purple Peruvian, Laratte fingerling, Swedish peanut, Ozette, and the...
Joseph Gillard is the chef at Napa Valley Grille ( 1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles) . For his restaurant's Thanksgiving meal, is does a Lemon Verbena Brined Turkey....
Raising Heritage Turkeys
Good Food producer Harriet Ells visits Kazi Pitelka, who raises heritage turkeys in her backyard farm in Altadena. See pictures of Kazi's birds here .
CJ Jacobson is the chef at The Yard in Santa Monica (119 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA). He is making a Turducken at the restaurant. It's a chicken, stuffed into a duck,...
Ethnic Flavors for Thanksgiving
Kajsa Alger is the Executive Chef at Street (742 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles). She adds an ethnic twist to various traditional Thanksgiving dishes, like creamed corn...
Cranberry Sauce Alternatives
Delilah Snell owns The Road Less Traveled , an eco store in Santa Ana. She is also a master preserver. If you're looking for a local alternative to cranberry sauce,...
Lesley Balla is a food writer in Los Angeles; her blog is ChowBalla . She talked about the following restaurants that are serving (eat-in or takeout) on Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving Wine Pairings
Stacie Hunt is a sommelier with Du Vin Wine and Spirits and Splash Productions. She here Thanksgiving wine suggestions here .
Akasha Richmond is the chef/owner of Akasha in Culver City. She has lots of vegetarian and vegan options at her restaurant on Thanksgiving. A vegan pumpkin pie recipe is...