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This week on Good Food with Evan Kleiman, The New York Times' Mark Bittman tells us why he made the jump from his Minimalist column to the Op-Ed section of the paper.  We'll get a taste of John Sedlar's new restaurant, Playa, from Pulitzer Prize-winner Jonathan GoldLisa Pharaoh and Alice Macharia address the illegal hunting of wildlife for busmeat in Africa.  We'll tap into the wisdom of crowds to help solve the obesity epidemic with Christy Harrison.  Plus, Gustavo Arellano takes us to a Lebanese restaurant in Little Arabia.  Lesley Balla takes us to some new and burger joints in LA, including Five Guys.  And Stefano De Lorenzo of La Botte shares a recipe for baby artichoke salad.


One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Market Report 7 MIN, 41 SEC

Stefano De Lorenzo is the chef/owner of La Botte, a restaurant in Santa Monica with 1 Michelin star.  He is buying baby purple artichokes for a salad.  He slices them raw and adds arugula, celery and a Sicilian olive oil.  His recipe is here.

Steve Smith of Mud Creek Ranch now has pomelos, including the Tahitian variety.  Pomelos are similar to grapefruits but they are much larger and have a thicker skin.

Guest Interview Mark Bittman 8 MIN, 35 SEC

Mark Bittman writes an Op-Ed column for The New York Times and a regular column for the New York Times magazine.  He recently ended his Minimalist column after 13 years.

Guest Interview Bushmeat 9 MIN, 40 SEC
Alice Macharia is the Director for East Africa Programs and Lisa Pharoah is the Director for West and Central Africa Programs at The Jane Goodall Institute in Arlington, Virginia.  Find out about efforts to end the illegal hunting of wild animals for bushmeat here.
Guest Interview Using the Hive to Reduce Obesity 5 MIN, 45 SEC
Christy Harrison is the author of a recent article on Slate's The Hivean on-line open forum asking readers to submit their suggestions for solving some of the world's biggest issues.  The current hive is about how to reduce childhood obesity.  Read some reader suggestions here.   
Guest Interview Jonathan Gold on Playa 11 MIN, 7 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly.  This week, he reviews Playa, the new restaurant from John Sedlar of Rivera fame.  Jonathan recommends the maize cakes, the humitas (like a tamale in a clamshell), chiles rellenos, the grilled octopus with hearts of palm, and the tortillas florales.

7360 Beverly Blvd.
(323) 933-5300

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

Guest Interview Burgers in LA 8 MIN
Lesley Balla write the blog ChowBalla.com.  In this segment, she visited a variety of burger joints, including:
Five Guys
(multiple locations)
(two locations)
(multiple locations)
Go Burger
6290 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 327-9355

Umami Burger
(multiple locations)

Stout Burger
1544 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 469-3801

Juicy Burger
6340 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028-6303
(323) 465-8429


Guest Interview Lebanese Food in Anaheim 7 MIN, 42 SEC

Gustavo Arellano is the food editor of the OC Weekly where he reviews restaurants.  This week, he takes us to Zait and Zataar, a Lebanese restaurant in Anaheim serving wraps, which he calls "Lebanese Burritos."  He likes the sojuk, lahm b'ajeen and some of their fusion wraps.  Read his full review here.  

Zait and Zataar
510 N Brookhurst St #106
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 991-9996

All of Gustavo's restaurant recommendations are in green on the Good Food Restaurant Map.

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