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Do you have dreams of starting a jam business? Independent producer Sasa Woodruff explains that the California Homemade Food Act may be just what home food producers need to get the ball rolling. Both Michael Phillips and Tony Konecny geek out on the nuances of coffee and Natalia Goldberg describes how locals drink yerba mate in Paraguay. Jonathan Gold ventures to the San Gabriel Valley for Mongolian hot pot. Christine Moore discusses her new book and her famous salted caramels. Plus, Nicole Mournian details what it takes to win big at the Good Food Pie Contest. And at the market, Laura Avery talks to cocktail chef Matt Biancaniello about his new seasonal cocktails and farmer Bill Coleman tells us why he’s not planting any brassicas or mustards this fall.

One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Market Report 6 MIN, 12 SEC

Matthew Biancaniello is the bartender at the Library Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. He shakes a cocktail with Asian pears, dill, lime juice and mochi-infused sake.

Bill Coleman is the owner of Coleman Family Farms in Carpinteria. He says the bagrada bug is attacking plants in the brassica and mustard families in Southern California. Brassicas include kale, broccoli and cauliflower. He is not planting any brassicas or mustards this season.

Guest Interview The California Homemade Food Act 7 MIN, 6 SEC

Independent producer Sasa Woodruff explains what the California Homemade Food Act means for home cooks and bakers in California. (You can hear more about the act in this Reporter's Notebook segment from KCRW's Which Way, LA?)

This segment was made possible by KCRW's Independent Producers Project.

Guest Interview The World Barista Competition 8 MIN, 10 SEC

Michael Phillips won the World Barista Championship in 2010. Along with Tyler Wells and Chris Owens, he owns Handsome Coffee Roasters in Downtown Los Angeles.

Guest Interview Roasting Coffee Beans at Home 9 MIN, 10 SEC

Tony Konecny is the owner of TONX, a coffee subscription service that is similar to a coffee CSA. They select and roast beans and deliver them to your doorstep.

Guest Interview Drink Yerba Mate Like a Local 6 MIN, 32 SEC

paraguay.jpgNatalia Goldberg lives in Paraguay where she writes for the on-line travel guide, Discovering Paraguay. She recently published The Other Places Travel Guidebook to Paraguay.

Paraguay (Other Places Travel Guide)

Romy Natalia Goldberg

Guest Interview A New Hot Pot Restaurant in the San Gabriel Valley 6 MIN, 19 SEC

littlesheep.jpgJonathan Gold visits Little Sheep, a new hot pot restaurant in the San Gabriel Valley. He suggests the cuttlefish balls, lamb dumplings, pea sprouts, potatoes and freeze dried tofu for hot pot and his favorite sauce combination includes sesame oil, a lot of chile and a dash of sweet soy sauce.

Little Sheep
140 W Valley Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91776

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

Guest Interview Little Flower Cafe at Home 6 MIN, 6 SEC

little_flower.jpgChristine Moore is the chef and owner of Little Flower Cafe and Little Flower Candy Company. Her new book is Little Flower: Recipes from the Cafe.

Little Flower

Christine Moore

Guest Interview This Year's Pie Contest Champion Talks Pie Crust 7 MIN, 53 SEC

Nicole Mournian swept this year's pie contest winning Best Fruit Pie, Best Savory Pie, Best Crust and Best in Show for her Pork and Peas Pie. She discusses what it takes to make great pies.

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