When vendors selling Mexican food in a Breed Street parking lot were forced to disperse, they retreated to Twitter. Jonathan Gold tells us how the social networking site is a tool for finding great pozole. What does "fresh" mean when it comes to food? Susanne Freidberg says "fresh" is more about industrialization than nature. Janice Revell has tips for how to keep your food from going bad. Crystal Blanchette teaches cooking to women living at the YMCA. California is in the midst of water crisis. Rita Schmidt Sudman details how we get our water here in Southern California. Cool winter nights in Los Angeles are a good time to start thinking about hot chocolate. Lesley Balla of Tasting Table LA shares some hot chocolate standouts in LA. And Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley of the Hitching Post have a new wine variety called Valdiguie. Harris Salat and Tadashi Ono introduce us to Japanese hot pot cooking. And Laura Avery reports from the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Tortas That Tweet; Fresh Food; Water Infrastructure; Hot Pots
From this Episode:
Shelf Life of Food
Janice Revell and her mother Jeanie are the founders of StillTasty.com . The site is a database for food shelf life. They also help explain what expiration dates on food...
Michael Cimarusti is the chef at Providence . He is cooking fresh chanterelle mushrooms native to California that he finds at Tutti Frutti Farms. These wild mushrooms...
California's Water Infrastructure
Shasta Dam Aqueduct Rita Schmidt Sudman is the director of the Water Education Foundation , in Sacramento, a non- partisan, non-profit started 32 years ago to...
Cooking for the Future
Crystal Blanchette runs Inner City Kitchen , a non-profit that teaches cooking to women and children in under-priviledged communities. She is currently teaching at the...
Tortas That Tweet
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Weekly . A few weeks ago he talked about a group of Mexican food vendors that regularly gathered at a...
Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley own The Hitching Post restaurant and winery . They are bottling a new variety called Valdiguie , formerly called Napa Gamay....
(Photos Courtesy Harris Salat) Harris Salat and Tadashi Ono are the authors of Japanese Hot Pots . Hot pots are one-pot meals served family style in a ceramic...
Lesley Balla is the editor of Tasting Table LA , an email newsletter. She recommends the following places for hot chocolate: Compartes 912 South Barrington Avenue...