The road to Brae. Photo credit: Colin Page
FROM THIS EPISODE
There are many new restaurants opening up around the country, so where to eat first? Bill Addison, restaurant critic for Eater shares his picks, from Southern food in the Pacific Northwest to pasta in body-conscious Los Angeles.
Felix in Los Angeles. Photo credit: Alan Gastelum
Felix's Agrumi; citrus, fennel, olive, mint, pistachio. Photo credit: Alan Gastelum
“You are what you eat,” the old adage goes but time, place, and circumstance influence what’s on our fork, who we eat with, and whether food gives us pleasure or mere sustenance. Laura Shapiro has been writing about women and food for decades. In her new book, “What She Ate,” Shapiro looks at the lives (and diets) of six famous women.
Author Laura Shapiro, Photo credit: Ellen Warner
Many a deal has been signed over martinis and plates of Chicken Sidney Beckerman at Dan Tana's, where Hollywood starlets, power brokers and industry types have dined since the restaurant first opened its doors in 1964. This week, Jonathan Gold shares the story of the traumatic high school date that took him to Dan Tana's for the first time. Find out what Jonathan ordered then and and what's on his plate now at Dan Tana's.
Photo courtesy of Peter Christiansen Valli
Dan Tana's: 9071 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069 | 310-275-9444
Long before Paul Hletko started distilling whiskey and gin, his ancestors owned a large brewery in Czechoslovakia that was lost during the Nazi invasion. Hletko started FEW Spirits in Evanston, Illinois to honor his family’s legacy. He shares the story of FEW and gives us the latest on trends in cocktails, craft spirits and the “grain to glass” movement.
The FEW mojito. Photo courtesy: FEW
Dan Hunter began his work in kitchens at age 22. Now, just four years after opening his Australian restaurant, Brae, which sits on a 30-acre organic farm in Victoria, Dan and his team have made it onto the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. His new book of recipes and stories from the restaurant is called “Brae.”
Dan Hunter foraging for mushrooms, for Wild mushrooms and pasture-raised Wagyu, buckwheat and black garlic. Photo credit: Colin Page
Some snacks and bites at Brae. Photo: Colin Page
Laura Avery talks to Jill Davie, the executive chef at The Mar Vista on Grand View and Venice Blvd, and Wilma Causey, of Briar Patch Farm in Kingsburg, about Chinese eggplant.
Briar Patch in Kingsburg. Photo credit: Joseph Stone
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The Silk Road show We devote the bulk of this week’s show to food eaten on the ancient Silk Road. Caroline Eden starts us off in Samarkand, then Naomi Duguid and Yasmin Khan take us to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kurdistan and Iran. Back on our side of the pond, Harvest Public Media’s Kristofor Husted reports on the herbicide dicamba, Jonathan Gold eats at Delicious Food Corner and we shop for fresh kale at the market.
Food and race, the Bäco book and a farewell to summer herbs Jonathan Gold heads to Culver City to review the futuristic restaurant Vespertine. Josef Centeno talks about the hustle leading up to his first cookbook, “Bäco.” Chef and activist Tunde Wey gives us his take on whiteness in the restaurant industry. Plus: Laura Avery gets the secret ingredients behind Royce Burke’s Secret Lasagna at the farmers market.
Making music with vegetables, and mastering Indian cooking technique Listen to the sweet sounds of the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra. Then find out how to cook Indian food with time-trusted techniques. Visit Vermont to hear about efforts to tackle pollution caused by ag runoff. Plus: Great broths and stocks, scarlet runner beans at the market and Jonathan Gold reviews Felix.
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