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Nancy Silverton dishes on her favorite cheese and Jonathan Gold takes us back to Koreatown, this time for crab. Ellen Kassoff Gray is here with a lesson in dashboard dining.  Plastics, once the wave of the future, are now a pain in our sides. Dean Kubani tells us what one Southern California city is doing about it. Michael Ruhlman discusses the 20 techniques that every home cook should know.  Plus, fish sauce - stinky yet delicious. Sally Grainger has the back-story on this ancient condiment, and Eddie Lin takes us out for Thai street food in Hollywood.

One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Market Report 5 MIN, 34 SEC

Mazen Mustafa is the new Executive Chef at Fraiche in Santa Monica. He's using over 35 ingredients from the Santa Monica Farmers' Market in his signature dish, Nature's Bounty.

Bill Coleman is the owner of Coleman Family Farms. The Coleman farm stand at the Wednesday and Saturday Santa Monica Markets is a favorite for herbs and lettuces.

Guest Interview Just One Word...Plastics 9 MIN, 3 SEC

Dean Kubani is the Environmental Programs Division Manager for the City of Santa Monica.  He discusses the recent plastic bag ban in Santa Monica.

(The ban was also the subject of a recent Which Way, LA? discussion.)

Guest Interview Jonathan Gold Can't Get Enough of Koreatown 5 MIN, 30 SEC

Jonathan Gold visits Soban in Koreatown. He had been going to Soban for years before he noticed the ganjang gaejang, a dish of raw marinated crab, on the menu. Highlights include the eun dae gu jorim, galbi jjim, ganjang gaejang and the banchan.

4001 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.

Guest Interview Dashboard Dining 7 MIN, 19 SEC

Ellen Kassoff Gray is the co-owner of Equinox restaurant in Washington, DC. She is also well versed in the art of dashboard dining.  Kassoff Gray shares her tips on what foods travel well, when to utilize roadside stands and how to use your dashboard as a microwave.

Guest Interview Nancy Silverton on Mozzarella 8 MIN, 15 SEC

mozza.jpgNancy Silverton is the pastry chef extraordinaire that brought us La Brea Bakery and, more recently, Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, which she co-owns with Mario Batali.  Her latest cookbook is The Mozza Cookbook: Recipes from Los Angeles's Favorite Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria.

For information on the October 5 event at the Skirball Cultural Center featuring Silverton and Evan Kleiman in Conversation click here.

The Mozza Cookbook

Nancy Silverton

Guest Interview Thai Street Food Reaches Hollywood 5 MIN, 34 SEC

Deep End Diner Eddie Lin goes to Night + Market on the Sunset Strip for some Thai street food. Chef Kris Yenbamroong is using coconut shells as fuel in his grills in homage to his homeland.

Night + Market
9041 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Guest Interview Fish Sauce: An Ancient Condiment 6 MIN, 37 SEC

classical.jpgSally Grainger's Master's thesis was on fish sauce. She also co-wrote The Classical Cookbook with Andrew Dalby. Her research explores the origins of fish sauce in Ancient Rome and Greece.

The Classical Cookbook

Andrew Dalby

Guest Interview Ruhlman's 20 10 MIN, 6 SEC

ruhlman20.jpgMichael Ruhlman is the celebrated cookbook author and blogger who co-wrote all of Thomas Keller and Eric Ripert's cookbooks as well as his own book, Ratio. His latest book is Ruhlman's Twenty: 20 Techniques 100 Recipes A Cook's Manifesto.

Ruhlman's Twenty

Michael Ruhlman

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