On this special edition of Good Food, Good Food staffers chose their favorite segments from 2013.
Highlights from this week’s show:
1. Independent producer Gideon Brower reports from the Seaside Feather Fanciers Spring Fling in Ventura. The last chicken show of the season, the Ventura event is one of many shows that judge exotic chickens.
2. Deep End Diner Eddie Lin attends a dinner where snake is the star of the meal. Chef Lupe Liang of Hop Woo restaurant in Chinatown cooks a seven-course meal for Lin and his family. Snake is eaten regularly in China where it is thought to keep you warm, give you strength and keep mosquitoes at bay.
3. Brent Manning and Brian Simpson own Riverbend Malt House in Asheville, North Carolina. They are producing the first commercial malt in their area since before Prohibition.
4. Roy Choi is the man behind the Kogi Truck, and he recently opened a new outpost of Chego in Chinatown. His latest venture, however, is representing SPAM. Choi has teamed up with the makers of “ham in a can” to promote the product and offer recipes.
5. Good Food producer Gillian Ferguson reports on the history of sizzurp, a recreational drug that contains codeine promethazine cough syrup, soda and jolly ranchers. After high-profile rapper Lil Wayne was hospitalized from a suspected sizzurp binge, nationwide scrutiny over the cocktail ensued.
6. Jonathan Gold discusses Trois Mec, the much anticipated brick and mortar from Ludo LeFebvre and partners Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. Known for his popular LudoBites pop ups, LeFebvre has settled down in a 26-seat former Raffallo’s Pizza spot tucked in the corner of a nondescript parking lot at Highland and Melrose.