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The Green Fairy; Portuguese Cuisine; Kitchen Re-Do's; Bountiful Trees

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Don't let the recession hurt your plans to remodel your kitchen.  Architect Sarah Susanka has some ideas for how to fall in love with your kitchen again.  And Mark Bittman of the New York Times shares stories from his tiny kitchen.

Southern California fruit trees are plentiful.  But so much of their bounty falls to the ground, unpicked.  Two men in Southern California are putting that otherwise wasted food to good use.  Rick Nahmias leads big and little picks around Los Angeles.  And Jim Roehrig harvests fruits and vegetables from his neighbors in Santa Barbara.  All proceeds are donated to area food banks.

Pastry chef and cookbook author Dorie Greenspan extols the virtues of pie.   Jonathan Gold takes us to a wine bar.  Absinthe is back.  Mixologist Steve Livigni introduces us to "The Green Fairy."  David Leite spotlights Portuguese cuisine.  Eddie Lin eats brains.  And Laura Avery shows off what's fresh at the Santa Monica Farmers Market this week.

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