Sassan Rostamian is the chef/owner of Sauce on Hampton (259B Hampton Dr., Venice, CA, (310) 399-5400). He is using blood oranges, with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and cara cara oranges for a vinaigrette. Find the recipe here.
Marcie Jimenez of Jimenez Family Farms sells sustainably raised lamb, goat and rabbit at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market. She also sells pork at the Saturday Pico market and at the Sunday Hollywood Farmers Market. Pictures of her stall are here.
Pomologist David Karp, who also writes the Market Watch column for the LA Times, has been researching the Dekopon for years. It's a Japanese citrus variety that is just now available in Southern California. The fruit is being marketed in the US under the name Sumo. It's a cross between an orange and a satsuma mandarin. Read David's full account of the Dekopon in the LA Times.
Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She has written numerous books including Food Politics and What to Eat. Her blog is Food Politics. This week on Good Food she comments on the new USDA Dietary Guidelines. Read Marion's thoughts on her blog.
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week, he is taking us to the South Gate-area for Sinaloan cuisine. Sinaloa is a Mexican state on the Pacific Coast. He likes chilorio (bright orange, cumin and chile stewed pork) and Sinaloan machaca (dried beef that’s grilled, then pounded in a mortar and crisply fried) at El Sinaloense in Huntington Park. He also recommends Cenaduria Gumacus Sinaloa Grill in South Gate, where he samples smoky marlin quesadillas, machaca and cheese-stuffed enchiladas a la Sinaloense.
7601 State St
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Cenaduria Gumacus Sinaloa Grill
8646 State St
South Gate, CA 90280
All of Jonathan's restaurant recommendations are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
The Great Tortilla Tournament, nixtamalization, and Guerrilla Tacos Let’s talk tortillas! Gustavo Arellano announces KCRW’s first-ever Great Tortilla Tournament, to choose the best tortilla in LA out of a bracket of 64. Bill Esparza talks tortilla makers in the L.A. area. And did you know that inside your tortilla is an ancient process, perfected over centuries? Also, L.A. Taco’s Daniel Hernandez recalls a Guadalajara taco crawl with Jonathan Gold.
Joël Robuchon, restaurant lines, and Jonathan Gold on N.W.A. This week the world lost its most highly decorated chef, Joël Robuchon. Chef Ludo Lefebvre recalls lessons he learned at the hands of this master. We also revisit Evan Kleiman and Jonathan Gold’s 2014 visit to Robuchon’s Vegas restaurant. Jean Trinh investigates how some diners in LA can stand waiting two or more hours in line. Finally, we recall Jonathan Gold’s coverage of the influential rap group N.W.A.
Omega-3s, 'Downtime' with the Redzepis, and zucchini ice cream Paul Greenberg discusses what the Omega-3 boom means for our planet and lives. Nadine Redzepi talks about cooking for culinary giants like her husband Rene Redzepi in ‘Downtime.’ Crafting a menu takes more than exceptional produce, says writer Diana Henry. Also, a tour and history of LA’s pan dulce scene. Plus: ‘City of Gold’ director remembers Jonathan Gold’s 1992 piece on the LA riots.
Remembering Jonathan Gold (1960-2018) There’s a Jonathan Gold-sized hole in the heart of Los Angeles. The Pulitzer-winning LA Times food critic died on July 21, prompting an outpouring of grief and love from around the world. For this special tribute, we gathered the voices of colleagues, friends, chefs, and listeners to celebrate the man who taught us how to eat and live in LA. We dedicate this show to our former colleague of 20 years.
Why Gustavo is doing a Great Tortilla Tournament for KCRW It’s the perennial question: Corn or flour? We’re putting 64 Southern California tortillas head-to-head in our #MasaMadness bracket to see who will win the Golden Tortilla trophy. Gustavo Arellano fills us in on all the details. Read More
Joël Robuchon: My introduction to the refined world of luxury fine dining In 2014, Evan Kleiman took a road trip to Las Vegas with Jonathan Gold. The highlight of the trip by far was an opulent dinner at Joël Robuchon in the MGM Grand: the most luxurious meal she had ever experienced up until that point. In honor of the legendary French chef Joël Robuchon who passed away this week, we’re resharing Evan’s 2014 reflection on that unforgettable meal. Read More