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Chef CJ Jacobson talks about cooking with pine, KCRW's Saul Gonzalez investigates beekeeping in Los Angeles and Lisa Fain gets to the bottom of a popular Tex-Mex dip. 

Banner image: Evan Kleiman and Curtis Stone. Photo: Aaron Fallon

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David Tanis

The Flavor of the Forest: CJ Jacobson Cooks with Pine 9 MIN, 14 SEC

CJ Jacobson is a Top Chef alum and chef at Girasol in Studio City. He is one of the major Los Angeles chefs who have brought foraging to the fore in LA cuisine. He tells Good Food how he's incorporated pine, juniper and rabbit's tobacco into his dishes. 

Los Angeles Beekeepers Seek to Legalize Beekeeping 7 MIN, 18 SEC

Beekeeping has become increasingly common in urban areas over the last five years with cities like New York, San Francisco and Santa Monica passing legislation to legalize backyard hives. But in the City of Los Angeles, backyard bees are still a guerrilla movement. Keeping hives is not exactly legal. Activists are hoping that will change very soon. In the coming weeks, the City of Los Angeles is voting on three pending bee measures which would legalize beekeeping in the city. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez reports. 

Bob Armstrong Dip 5 MIN, 54 SEC

gf140201homesick_texan.jpgLisa Fain is the author of Homesick Texan, both the book and the blog. She tells Good Food the story behind the Bob Armstrong dip, a popular Tex-Mex dip named after a Texas politician that combines queso, taco meat, sour cream and guacamole.  Find her recipe of Bob Armstrong Dip on the Good Food blog.

Jonathan Gold Reviews Little Sister 6 MIN, 56 SEC

gf140201little_sister.jpgJonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he reviews Little Sister, a new Pan-Asian small plates restaurant in Manhattan Beach from the team behind Abigaile in Hermosa Beach.

Jonathan recommends the ma la beef tartare, bone marrow, Balinese fried meat balls, rice paper rolls with nem nuong, chao tom, and banh xeo with pork belly confit.

Little Sister
1131 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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

Maude Opens in Beverly Hills 8 MIN, 57 SEC

Chef Curtis Stone, best known as the host of Top Chef Masters, joins Good Food to talk about his new restaurant, Maude, opening this weekend in Beverly Hills. 

Market Report 9 MIN, 13 SEC

Laura Avery interviews Shiho Yoshikawa, ice cream chef at Sweet Rose Creamery, which just opened its third location on Beverly Boulevard near Fairfax. She is excited about cherimoyas, guavas, mangoes and citrus this season.

Christine Brown is the daughter of Anthony Brown, a cherimoya farmer from Rincon del Mar. She and her brother, Nick, bring four varieties of cherimoya to the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers' Market each week. They suggest simply peeling the fruit, slicing it horizontally and squeezing a mandarin orange on top.

Hipster Hunters 7 MIN, 47 SEC

gf140201duck_duck_goose.jpgHank Shaw writes the award-winning blog, Hunter Angler Gardener Cook. His most recent book is Duck Duck Goose. He discusses an emerging generation of younger and more urban hunters who are looking to forge a closer connection to the meat they consume. Read more about it here.

Duck, Duck, Goose

Hank Shaw

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