Today on the show, the best of Good Food from 2009. Jon Reiner is the man who couldn't eat. The treatment for his Crohn's disease forced him to stop drinking or eating anything for several months. Rachael Sheridan of Cube Marketplace on La Brea muses about her love of pie. Good Food listener Mars Berman is living and Poland and continues to be amazed at some of their food customs. She describes the concept of the Polish second breakfast. We take trip to the Lower East Side of New York City and Russ and Daughters' Appetizing Store. Nikki Federman is a fourth generation Russ and runs the store with her cousin. Novella Carpenter is farming on a dead end street in the middle of the Oakland ghetto. What it means to be vegan before 6 pm. Mark Bittman of the New York Times explains. Amy Stewart reveals the deadly nature of some plants. Scott Gold, the Shameless Carnivore eats the Peruvian delicacy of cuy, or guinea pig. And Laura Avery has a rhubarb margarita at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
The Best of 2009; Pie; Smoked Fish; Vegan Before Six
From this Episode:
The Man Who Couldn't Eat
Jon Reiner suffers from Chron's disease , which causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, ulcers and weight...
Ghost Town Farm
Novella Carpenter is the author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer . She owns an urban farm in Oakland where she raises turkeys, chickens, pigs, goats,...
Vegan Before Six
Mark Bittman is the food writer for the New York Times . His most recent book is Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes . He has written...
Deadly Nightshade Amy Stewart is the author of Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities . Her book was part of an exhibit...
Rachael Sheridan is the buyer for Cube Cafe and Marketplace on La Brea. Read about Evan Kleiman's Pie-a-Day Project . FInd the recipe for Barbara Treves winning apple...
Scott Gold is the Shameless Carnivore. He has a blog and a book by the same name. Guinea pig, cuy in Spanish, is a source of protein and a staple in Ecuador and Peru....
Eating in Poland
Mars Berman teaches at a Montessori school in Warsaw, Poland. At 10:30, children eat a second breakfast, which includes meat, cheese, bread, pickles, and fruits. Mars...
The Temple of Smoked Fish
Josh and Niki Niki Federman runs Russ and Daughters , an appetizing store on the Lower East Side of New York. In the Jewish tradition, an appetizing store sells fish...