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The memory of Cuban food led Ana Sofia Peláez to catalogue the classic dishes of her heritage. Plus, cookbook author Nancy Harmon Jenkins takes a hard look at olive oil and Barry Estabrook investigates so-called "big pig," the industrial pork industry.

Photo: Ellen Silverman

The Cuban Table, from Havana to Miami 11 MIN, 20 SEC

Ana Sofia Peláez grew up in Miami in a Cuban household. When she moved to New York she had to use her own taste memory to recreate the dishes of her childhood. And now, along with photographer Ellen Silverman she brings those dishes alive in the book, The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History.

Find a recipe for Cuban Natilla on the Good Food blog.

Music: "Como Esperando Abril" by Silvio Rodriguez

The Cuban Table

Ana Sofia Pelaez

How California Olive Oil Is Changing the Industry 8 MIN, 30 SEC

Nancy Harmon Jenkins has written many cookbooks on Mediterranean cuisine. Her latest book is Virgin Territory: Exploring the World of Olive Oil.

Find a recipe for her olive oil drenched Ceviche on the Good Food blog.

Music: "Ways to Go" by Grouplove

Virgin Territory

Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Market Report 9 MIN, 17 SEC

Laura Avery is the market manager for the Santa Monica Farmers' Market. She recently introduced two new olive oil producers to the Wednesday market: Joshua Mardigan of Nuvo Olive Oil and Giovanni Mooring of Buenaventura Olive Oil.

She also talks to Carlos Salgado, chef-owner of Taco Maria. Salgado makes the drive every Wednesday from his restaurant in Costa Mesa to the Santa Monica Farmers' Market.

Music: "Nobody" by Eliza Doolittle

Jonathan Gold Reviews Redbird 7 MIN, 33 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he reviews Redbird, the much-anticipated restaurant from chef Neal Fraser at the Vibiana in Downtown LA. He recommends the pozole, chicken pot pie, aged duck breast with hoppin' John, smoked tofu, and the "Veal Fraser."

114 E. Second St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Read Jonathan's LA Times review and find all of his restaurant recommendations on the Good Food restaurant map.

Music: "Valentine" by Tricky

A Plan to Compost Human Remains 9 MIN, 57 SEC

Katrina Spade is the founder of the Urban Death Project. She is raising money on Kickstarter for the design and implementation of the first ever human composting system.

Music: "Parenthesis" by Tricky

Why Is Heritage Pork So Expensive? 9 MIN, 11 SEC

Barry Estabrook is a two-time James Beard Award-winning food writer. In his new book, Pig Tales: An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat, he investigates the commercial pork industry and offers alternative methods to raise and consume pigs.

Music: "Sit Still" by Grouplove

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