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Have you ever tasted a foie gras and jelly doughnut? Jonathan Gold thinks it may be the most delicious doughnut in Los Angeles. Noah Allison takes us on a walking food tour of the best restaurants, bakeries and food stands in Boyle Heights. We continue our look at water in Southern California with Andy Lipkis, who offers tips on capturing rainwater, and Mark Bittman of the New York Times weighs in on the pros and cons of irradiating food. Tamar Adler reminds us how lovely a simple salad can be, and Suvir Saran dishes on chickens, goats and his new farmer lifestyle.

One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Market Report

gf120310sm_farmers_market.jpg Amelia Saltsman is the author of the Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook. Her recipe for Creamy Radicchio Pasta is a perfect quick and simple meal inspired by ingredients at the farmers market.

gf120310pomelo.jpgSteve Smith of Mud Creek Ranch is an expert in pomelos. The pomelo is native to Asia, but grows well in Southern California. It resembles a large grapefruit with a thick rind and tastes like a mild sweet grapefruit. Smith grows eight varieties on his farm in Santa Paula where they grow over two hundred varieties of citrus.

Guest Interview Foie Gras and Jelly Doughnuts

Jonathan Gold reviews UMAMIcatessen, a collaborative restaurant featuring food by Adam Fleischman, Chris Cosentino and Micah Wexler, as well as cocktails by Adrian Biggs. He describes it as the ultimate dude food with dishes like fried pig's ears with brainaise and foie gras and jelly doughnuts, both of which are delicious.

852 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213-413-UMAMI (213-413-86284)

You can find all of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions on the Good Food restaurant map.

Guest Interview A Walking Food Tour of Boyle Heights

gf120310boyle_heights.jpgNoah Allison is an architectural historian and the author of the blog Good Food Preservation. His article on the history of Boyle Heights -- complete with a map of his walking food tour -- offers insight into a neighborhood many Angelenos have never visited. A list of the restaurants on his walking food tour are below:


La Placita del D.F.
1859 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Al & Bea’s
2025 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033

2100 E Cesar Chavez Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90033

La Favorita Bakery
2305 E 4th St
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Birriería Jalisco
1845 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033


Music: "Mexican Coma" by Gringo Star

Guest Interview Capturing Rainfall in Los Angeles

Andy Lipkis is the founder and president of TreePeople. His vision for Southern California is to capture more rainfall and reduce Southern California's dependence on imported water. One of his suggestions is for local government to subsidize cisterns either at individuals' homes or for neighborhoods to share. A similar program in Australia has been very successful.

A list of TreePeople's free "earthworks" and "waterworks" workshops are below. Learn how to harvest rainwater and more...

- Saturday, March 24: Free landscape water conserving workshops (at TreePeople)
- Sunday, March 25: Landscape water conserving workshop (at Natural History Museum)
- Saturday, May 5: Green City Fair at TreePeople


Music: "Treble Bass and Midrange" by AM60

Guest Interview The Beauty of a Simple Salad

gf120310everlasting_meal.jpg Tamar Adler is the author of An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace. A recipe for her Parsley Salad is on the Good Food Blog.

Hear more of Tamar's conversations with Evan here and here.

An Everlasting Meal

Tamar Adler

Guest Interview Irradiation and the Ick Factor

Mark Bittman, noted Minimalist and food-policy writer for the New York Times and New York Times Magazine wrote an article last year about irradiated food. He says we are in the midst of a "food crisis" and that irradiation is not necessarily an extreme suggestion to ensure the safety of our food supply.

Guest Interview Masala Farm

gf120310masala_farm.jpg Suvir Saran is a New Delhi-born chef. He's the owner of Devi in Manhattan and, along with his partner Charlie Burd, he's the proud owner of a farm in upstate New York. His latest book is Masala Farm: Stories and Recipes from an Uncommon Life in the Country.

A recipe for his Tamarind Chicken Wings is on the Good Food Blog.

Masala Farm

Suvir Saran

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