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This week on Good Food with Evan Kleiman, we'll go to a fonda with the OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano.  We'll hear from journalist Tina Rosenberg about the backbreaking work that goes into fetching water in some parts of the world.  Indian icon Madhur Jaffrey shares stories of growing up in India.  Christopher Klapp of Petrossian gives us an introduction to caviar while Hank Shaw tells us how we can make it at home.  We'll go our for Chinese noodles with Pulitzer Prize-winner Jonathan GoldLawrence Dai is a college student who is watching the film Julie & Julia every day for a year.  Plus, Valerie Gordon tells us how she's been using the finger lime.  


Photo: Holly Heyser

One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Market Report 8 MIN, 44 SEC

Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections has but those mysterious finger limes to great use.  Finger limes are an oblong citrus fruit with a pearled pulp.  Some people call it "citrus caviar."  Valerie is candying them and using them in a raspberry gallette.  She's also using the pulp in a coconut finger lime cookie.  These items, and more, are for sale at the Saturday Santa Monica Farmers Market (downtown) and the Sunday Hollywood Farmers Market.  A recipe from Valerie is here.

Barbara Spencer of Windrose Farms has a variety of beautiful radicchio at her stand.  They are more flower-shaped than in a tight head.  She recommends soaking the head of radicchio in cold water for 20 minutes before spin-drying and using.  Pictures of Barbara's stand at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market are here.


Music: The Spinach Song by Julia Lee

Guest Interview Fonda La Meche in Orange County 8 MIN, 8 SEC

Gustavo Arellano is the food editor for the OC Weekly.  He raves about Fonda La Meche, a Mexico City-style "inn" (or fonda) in Stanton.  He likes the mole de olla, the caldo tlapeño, and the pechuga Tuza (a special).

Fonda La Meche
7483 Katella Ave.
Stanton, CA
(714) 484-0105

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


Music Break: Silver Threats by Buddy James & his Combo

Guest Interview The Burden of Thirst 6 MIN, 55 SEC

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Tina Rosenberg spent time in an Ethiopian village researching her story, The Burden of Thirst, for National Geographic.  View some of the incredible photos from the article here.


Music Break: God Moving over the Face of the Water by Moby

Guest Interview At Home with Madhur Jaffrey 8 MIN, 59 SEC

Madhur Jaffrey is an accomplished actress and author of many cookbooks. Born in Delhi, she moved to London and the US to persue her acting career.  She learned to cook when she moved to London at age 19. Her latest is At Home with Madhur Jaffrey.  Her recipe for Salmon in a Bengali Mustard Sauce is on the Good Food Blog.


Music Break: Valencia by Josh Rouse

Guest Interview The Lawrence Julie/Julia Project 6 MIN, 23 SEC

Lawrence Dai is a college student who is watching the film Julie & Julie every day for a year.  He is chronicling the experience on his blog

Guest Interview Bamboodles 5 MIN, 55 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly.  This week, he takes us to San Gabriel for Chinese noodles at Bamboodles.  Jonathan likes the Green-tea slice-pork noodles; spinach lo mein with garlic shell-on shrimp, dumplings, celery with boiled peanuts, and the seaweed with raw potato.
535 W. Valley Blvd.
San Gabriel
(626) 281-1226
All of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map


Music Break: Skinhead by London Studio Group

Guest Interview Caviar in West Hollywood 5 MIN, 50 SEC

Christopher Klapp is the General Manager at Petrossian in West Hollywood.  They sell farm-raised sturgeon from Northern California as well as some wild-caught varieties.

Guest Interview How to Make Caviar at Home 7 MIN, 36 SEC

Hank Shaw is a hunter, angler, gardener and cook.  This week on Good Food, he tells us how to make caviar at home.  Once the eggs are removed from the skein, they are rinsed, salted and dried.  Find complete details on Hank's blog.

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