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Evan Kleiman’s top pick for 2011 is Dr. Sera Young discussing PICA, the urge to eat clay, chalk, starch and ice. Segment Producers Laryl Garcia and Candace Moyer chose food historian Andrew Dalby and Victoria Price, daughter of Vincent, respectively as their favorite guests of 2011. Jonathan Gold chose Night + Market as his favorite restaurant segment this year and Producer Gillian Ferguson selected Brad Thomas Parsons’ discussion about cocktail bitters. Executive Producer Harriet Ells picked Gustavo Arellano’s trip to Lonchera Lane in Orange County.

One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Market Report 7 MIN, 45 SEC

CC Consalvo is a private chef under the name Clean Plate Meals. She’s buying Valencia Pride Mangoes from Mark and Bob Markov. A recipe for her ripe mangoes in coconut milk is on the Good Food Blog. She also likes to cut the green mangoes into matchsticks for a cole-slaw-like salad with fish sauce, chile sauce, mint, lime juice and either chicken or shrimp.

Michael and Bob Markov are brothers behind Markov Farms. They are successfully growing Valencia Pride mangoes near San Diego, a feat that no one believed possible as most mangoes require scorching dessert conditions. Their mangoes are currently green but can be enjoyed in salads, as a component of sweet and sour soup or even pickled. 

Guest Interview Eating Dirt 10 MIN, 29 SEC

gf111231craving_earth.jpgDr. Sera Young is a faculty member in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, and a Reproductive Infectious Disease Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. Her book is Craving Earth: Understanding Pica -- the Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice and Chalk. Pregnant women or those with nutritional deficiencies usually engage in Pica. Read more from the NIH. Dr. Young mentions the engaged group of people who eat ice (a type of Pica), and who like a certain type of ice made at Sonic Burger.

Craving Earth

Sera Young

Guest Interview Breakfast with Vincent Price 6 MIN, 18 SEC

gf111231great_recipies.jpgVictoria Price is the daughter of Vincent Price. She talks to Evan about what is what like to grow up with the great horror-film actor and gourmand, and her favorite meals to cook with her dad. A Treasury of Great Recipes is the cookbook co-authored by Vincent and Mary Price.

Guest Interview An Unlikely Ice Cream Sandwich 6 MIN, 21 SEC

Jonathan Gold visits Night + Market, a restaurant featuring Thai street food. His favorite dishes were the pig's ear with chili and garlic, issan sour sausage, fried pig's tails and, for dessert, the ice cream sandwich.

Night + Market
9041 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.

Guest Interview Eating in Ancient Rome 7 MIN, 51 SEC

gf111231empire-of-pleasures.jpgAndrew Dalby is a historian in Britain. He's written extensively about ancient Roman culinary culture.

Empire of Pleasures

Andrew Dalby

Guest Interview Cocktail Bitters 6 MIN, 54 SEC

gf111231bitters.jpgBrad Thomas Parsons is the author of Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas. A recipe for Apple Bitters, as well as outtakes from Parsons' interview are on the Good Food Blog.


Brad Thomas Parsons

Guest Interview Lonchera Lane 11 MIN, 42 SEC

Gustavo Arellano is the managing editor for the OC Weekly. He takes us on a tour of Lonchera Lane in Santa Ana.  For a list of the food trucks he visited along with pictures, visit the Good Food Blog.

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