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Blending Teas and Tisanes with Steve Schwartz 10 MIN, 2 SEC

Steve Schwartz is the founder of Art of Tea, a Los Angeles importer of fine teas.

On Sunday, December 13, he will lead a workshop on blending teas and tisanes with native California plants at the Natural History Museum. Find details and learn how you can purchase tickets to the event here.

Music: "Valentine" by Tricky

The Best Cookbooks of 2015 7 MIN, 33 SEC

Celia Sack is the owner of Omnivore Books on Food in San Francisco. She shares her favorite — and least favorite — cookbook trends of the year.

Music: "Is Your Love Big Enough" by Lianne La Havas

Scratch and Sniff Your Way to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All 10 MIN, 25 SEC

Richard Betts follows up his popular The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert with The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All: Know Your Booze Before You Choose.

Once again, Betts uses illustrations, scratch and sniff scents and simple explanations to teach us about whiskey as a category of spirits.

Music: "Sing Me to Sleep" by Fran Healy

Jonathan Gold Reviews Mexicano 5 MIN, 38 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week, he visits Mexicano, the second restaurant by Jaime Martín del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu, the chef/owners of the popular La Casita Mexicana in Bell. He recommends the chile en nogada, cecina al chipotle, enchiladas tres moles and seven-chile filet.

3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

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

Music: "Ya Mamá" by The Pharcyde

Donabe: The Art of Japanese Clay Pot Cooking 8 MIN, 32 SEC

Naoko Moore teaches Japanese home cooking in Los Angeles and is an importer of fine donabe (earthenware pots) from Japan. She is also the co-author of Donabe: Classic and Modern Japanese Clay Pot Cooking with Kyle Connaughton.

Find a recipe for her Kyoto-Style Saikyo Miso Hot Pot on the Good Food blog.

Music: "The Fall" by Rhye


Naoko Takei Moore

Market Report 6 MIN, 21 SEC

Tangerine season is in full swing at our Southern California farmers markets. According to Omar Estrada of Friend's Ranch in Ojai, satsumas are coming to an end, but we have at least nine other varieties to look forward to including clementines, Lee tangerines and more.

Amelia Saltsman shares a recipe from her newest cookbook, The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen. Her Roast Chicken with Tangerines, Green Olives & Silan is a market-inspired, one-pot dish that is perfect for holiday entertaining. Find her recipe on the Good Food blog.

Beyond Baklava, Discovering Middle Eastern Sweets 7 MIN, 18 SEC

Anissa Helou is a London-based cookbook author, teacher and chef specializing in the cuisines of the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa. Her latest book is Sweet Middle East: Classic Recipes, from Baklava to Fig Ice Cream.

Music: "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit

Sweet Middle East

Anissa Helou

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