This Week on Good Food: The History of the Square Meal, Beets, Community Seafood

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Highlights from this week’s show:

1. Scott Conant is a judge on Chopped on the Food Network and helms five branches of his restaurant Scarpetta nationwide. Late last year he released The Scarpetta Cookbook which includes a recipe for his spaghetti al pomodoro.

2. Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times, talks about the new outpost of Din Tai Fung at the Americana at Brand in Glendale. Click here for his recommended dishes.

3. Abigail Carroll is a food historian and the author of Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal. The square meal consisting of a meat, a vegetable and a protein seems to be disappearing with snacking and small plates on the rise.

4. Mark Bittman is a New York Times columnist and cookbook author. He recently wrote a column called ‘Do Not Fear a Beet Without Goat Cheese.’ He breaks down the preparation of a raw beet salad. His recipe for Beet Rosti can be found here.

5. Chef Michael Cimarusti is the chef and owner of Providence and Connie & Teds. He’s also a passionate advocate for sustainable seafood. He details why bycatch is such an issue in the seafood industry.

6. Market Report- Laura Avery interviews Sarah Rathbone of Community Seafood, a community supported fishery in Santa Barbara that has a pickup location at the Wednesday and Sunday Santa Monica Farmers’ Markets.

7. Joe Yonan is the food and travel editor at the Washington Post and his new book is Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook. His book addresses a common issue in cookbooks: recipes oftentimes are tailored for four to six servings, when many people want to cook for just one or two.

8. Gustavo Arellano is the editor of the OC Weekly. He talks about Aleppo’s Kitchen, a new Middle Eastern Restaurant in Anaheim’s Little Arabia that he says is one of the most exciting restaurants to open in Orange County in a long time.