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Getting to Know Christiane Lauterbach: Atlanta's Wandering Food Critic 10 MIN, 24 SEC

This story was produced by Tina Antolini and first aired on Gravy, a podcast from the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Antolini introduces us to Atlanta restaurant critic Christiane Lauterbach. For over thirty years Lauterbach has been documenting Atlanta's restaurant scene for her mail order subscription Knife & Fork.

Find a profile of Christiane Lauterbach in The Bitter Southerner.

Music: "Raw Life" by The Foreign Exchange

Peddling Candy in South LA 7 MIN, 16 SEC

As part of KCRW's Below the Ten: Life in South LA series, producer David Weinberg follows a street vendor named Luis Sanchez, who dresses in drag and goes by the name Grace of the Sea. Grace sells bacon wrapped pineapple stuffed hot dogs in Jefferson Park a couple days a week. She also sells candy out of a golden basket.

You can watch a video of Grace and hear more stories from South LA here.

Music: "La Vie en Rose Instrumental" by Louis Armstrong

Jonathan Gold Reviews Pho Fillet and Pho Fillet 2 6 MIN, 11 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Vietnamese restaurants Pho Filet and Pho Filet 2 in the San Gabriel Valley.

Pho Filet
9463 Garvey Ave, Unit A
South El Monte, CA 91733

Pho Filet 2
2643 San Gabriel Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770

You can find all of Jonathan's restaurant recommendations here.

Music: "Du Jour" by E1SBAR

How to Win a Pie Contest 8 MIN, 3 SEC

Nicole Rucker, co-owner of Cofax, swept 2012's Pie Contest winning four blue ribbons: Best Fruit Pie, Best Savory Pie, Best Crust and Best in Show for her Pork and Peas Pie.

She discusses how she went from home baker to pie pro over the course of one year.

Music: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears

Market Report 7 MIN, 11 SEC

This week market manager Laura Avery talks with farmer Mike Cirone of See Canyon Orchards. This year's drought has been especially harsh on his farm and he is experiencing record low volumes for all his crops. This season's apples, pears and avocados will only be available at the Wednesday market.

Plus, cocktail chef Matt Biancaniello shares ideas for late summer cocktails, like a gin based cocktail with muddled tomato and lovage and this cocktail featuring passion fruit and Cappelletti Aperitvo.

Music: "NaNaNa" by Splendid

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