Photo: Alexandra Garreton
FROM THIS EPISODE
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
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
9463 Garvey Ave, Unit A
South El Monte, CA 91733
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2643 San Gabriel Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770
You can find all of Jonathan's restaurant recommendations here.
Music: "Du Jour" by E1SBAR
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
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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