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Carlos Salgado guides us through the food traditions of Dia de los Muertos, Gabrielle Hamilton shares recipes from Prune, and we hear about what’s in Los Angeles Magazine’s food lovers guide. 

Photo: Carlos Salgado

Dia de Los Muertos 9 MIN, 27 SEC

Carlos Salgado is the chef/owner of Taco Maria in Orange County. He guides us through the culinary side of Dia de los Muertos, including sugar skulls, pan de muertos and candied pumpkin. 

Colombian Food in Orange County 5 MIN, 41 SEC

Gustavo Arellano is the editor of the OC Weekly, the author of Taco USA and the voice behind the nationally syndicated "Ask a Mexican" column. He talks about Donde Adela in the city of Orange. It’s only the second Colombian restaurant to open in Orange County.

Taco USA

Gustavo Arellano

Prune: The Cookbook 9 MIN, 7 SEC

Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef/owner of Prune, a beloved restaurant on New York City’s Lower East Side. Her cookbook, simply titled Prune, is the follow up to her memoir Blood, Bones and Butter

An outtake and recipe for Hamilton’s Cold Candied Oranges is on the Good Food blog. 


Gabrielle Hamilton

Jonathan Gold Reviews Commissary 7 MIN, 31 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he reviews Commissary, Roy Choi’s latest restaurant in the Line Hotel that highlights vegetables.

The Line Hotel
3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010 (Koreatown)

Jonathan recommends the carrot, radish, clams, figs and schnitzel.

All of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions can be found on the Good Food restaurant map.

The Bread Exchange 8 MIN, 54 SEC

Malin Elmlid is a fashionista-turned-bread barterer. Traveling extensively for work, she sought out the best possible loaves in every city she visited. After she discovered her favorite white sourdough was hard to come by in her adopted city of Berlin, she decided to make her own. Soon, people started giving her things for it. Her experience is documented in her new book, The Bread Exchange.

The Bread Exchange

Malin Elmlid

Food Lovers Guide 8 MIN, 1 SEC

Los Angeles magazine’s "Food Lovers Guide" just hit stands last week. Dine Editor, Lesley Bargar Suter talks about this year’s issue. 

Market Report 7 MIN, 6 SEC

Evan Kleiman hit the market this week and spoke with Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County. Roxana is shopping for early autumn mangoes from Markov Farms in Valley Center. This week at the restaurant she is layering diced mango with key lime curd and crushed graham cracker for a tropical trifle. 

Andrea Crawford of Kenter Canyon and Roan Mills is known for her lettuces and her local wheat. In addition to selling bread, Crawford is bringing unique small batch products like pizzoccheri, a dried pasta popular in Lombardy, Italy. She also has Sonora wheat pasta, farro and fresh whole wheat berries.

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