This Week on Good Food: Building a Bakery at Burning Man, Fast Food Workers Strike, Grapple Pie

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A growing number of fast food workers have families.They say it’s impossible to be a decent provider to kids with the current minimum wage. Photo: Saul Gonzalez

What’s on the menu at Burning Man? Good Food Producer Gillian Ferguson discovers some festival goers with big culinary ambitions – a fully functioning bakery in the middle of the Black Rock Desert. Fast food workers rallied for higher wages this week in Los Angeles; KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez reports on what it’s like to live on $8.89 an hour. Lauryn Chun stops by to talk about kimchi and cookbook author Andrea Nguyen helps us decode the aisles of miso and bonito flakes in a Japanese supermarket. Alma, a 39 seat restaurant in Downtown LA, was just voted the best restaurant in America by Bon Appetit restaurant; Jonathan Gold calls it a “personal” restaurant and gives it a rave review. Plus, Rosh Hashanah begins on Wednesday. Marcie Cohen Ferris shares ideas for holiday recipes with a Southern twist. At the market, Laura Avery talks to Roxana Jullapat about her “Grapple Pie” and Mike Cirone says that apple season is very early this year.