Farming doesn’t have to mean lush and pastoral land. Novella Carpenter is an urban farmer, growing food and raising livestock on a dead end street in the middle of the Oakland ghetto. Tezo updates us on the South Central Farmers who were evicted from their land in downtown L.A. They’re now farming on 80 acres in Bakersfield. Kajsa Alger of Street tells me all about Tunisian Pie. Mark Bittman of the New York Times explains what it means to be a part-time vegan. High-alcohol wine is popular, especially in California. Peter Langenstein has more on this controversial trend. Can gadgets really make wine taste better? Jordan MacKay of Chow.com has answers. Jonathan Gold stops by with the details on a Mexican restaurant that’s as much about the murals as it is about the food. Plus intrepid eater Eddie Lin dines on raw chicken right here in an L.A. restaurant. And Laura Avery reports from the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Urban Farming; Pie; Wine Gadgets; A Part-Time Vegan
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic for the L.A. Weekly . This week he reviews Pal Cabron in Huntington Park. They specialize in Cemitas, Clayudas...
Ghost Town Farm
Novella Carpenter is the author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer . She owns an urban farm in Oakland where she raises turkeys, chickens, pigs, goats,...
Eddie Lin writes the blog Deep End Dining . He ate raw chicken with wasabi, or tori wasa, at the Japanese yakitori restaurant Torimatsu . Listen to Eddie's audio...
Chef Jean Francois Meteigner is opening La Cachette Bistro at 1712 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica across the street from Le Merigot Hotel. It opens on August 10. He's...
Mark Bittman is the food writer for the New York Times . His most recent book is Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes . He has written...
South Central Farmers Cooperative
Three years ago the South Central Farmers were in the middle of a controversial and well-publicized fight with the developer that owned the land where they farmed. They...
The Big Red Debate
In the French tradition, wine has 12 to 13 percent alcohol. Today, many California wines have alcohol contents as high as 15 percent. The alcohol comes from the sugar in...
Jordan MacKay writes The Juice , a wine column for Chow.com . Wine Wand works to aerate the wine by "replicating the the natural frequencies of air and...