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Attempting Celebrity Diets, from Greta Garbo to Beyoncé 7 MIN, 54 SEC

In her book, I'll Have What She's Having, author Rebecca Harrington chronicles her hilarious misadventures following the diets of celebrities like Jackie Kennedy, Greta Garbo, Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyoncé.

Music: "Lentil" by Sia
              "Penguin Prison"

I'll Have What She's Having

Rebecca Harrington

Big Sugar's Public Enemy Number One 12 MIN

Robert Lustig is a professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at UC San Francisco. His YouTube lecture, Sugar: The Bitter Truth, has been viewed over six million times. He is also the author of Fat Chance and is one of the prominent voices in the documentary film, Fed Up.

Music: "Flight Facilities" 

Fat Chance

Robert H. Lustig

Is Fat Our Friend? 10 MIN, 51 SEC

In The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, author Nina Teicholz casts doubts on the many low fat diet trends that thrived during previous decades. Following eight years of research, she’s come to the conclusion that fat is not our foe.

Music: "Hey Brother" by Avicii

The Big Fat Surprise

Nina Teicholz

Just Eat It: Two Filmmakers Find Mountains of Food Waste in Dumpsters 10 MIN, 11 SEC

Filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer take on a food waste challenge in their documentary, Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story. The two vowed to eat only discarded food for six months. Rustemeyer describes the overwhelming abundance of unspoiled food they rescued during the making of the film.

Music: "Beast"

Just Eat It

Grant Baldwin

Jonathan Gold Reviews Pok Pok Los Angeles 8 MIN, 36 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week, he visits Pok Pok LA, the latest addition to Chef Andy Ricker’s Thai restaurant empire. Jonathan recommends Ike's Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings, Cha Ca "La Vong" (fried catfish), duck larb, pennywort salad and buffalo jerky.

Pok Pok LA
978 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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

Music: "Don't Want to Fight" by Alabama Shakes

Market Report: Radicchio 6 MIN, 15 SEC

Santa Monica Farmer's Market manager Laura Avery speaks with Nate Peitso, owner of Maggie’s Farm, about radicchio, which reaches peak flavor during the current cold, frostier months.

Plus, Joseph Johnson, chef de cuisine at Josiah Citrin’s Charcoal Venice, shares his tips for grilling (or roasting) radicchio. We have a recipe for Charcoal’s Portobello Mushrooms, Grilled Radicchio, Maui Onion warm winter salad on the Good Food blog.

Music: "Wanna Be Your Lover" by Prince

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