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Keegan Michael Key's Standing Pie Order 1 MIN, 29 SEC

Keegan Michael Key is best known as one half of Key and Peele on Comedy Central. As a young fan of Robert De Niro, Key's standing pie order in high school was inspired by De Niro's character in Taxi Driver -- a slice of apple pie with a slice of cheese melted on top.

Music: "Algiers" by Calexico

Petit Takett: An Artist Explores Her Tunisian Jewish Heritage 8 MIN, 24 SEC

Orly Olivier is an artist and photographer based in Los Angeles. Her exhibition, Petit Takett: Love, Legacy, and Recipes from the Maghreb, at the Skirball Center invokes her Tunisian Jewish heritage with photographs, recipes and household objects. She says, "Petit Takett is my way of honoring both my family's heritage and their crazy love for food."

The installation and event series is on view from September 1 to January 10, 2016 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Music: "Fragments" by Automata

Ziggy Gruber: Houston's Deli Man 8 MIN, 54 SEC

David "Ziggy" Gruber is the owner of Kenny & Ziggy's a Jewish delicatessen in Houston, Texas. He is one of the central characters in the documentary film Deli Man.

Music: "Carole Anne" by Kyle James Hauser

Deli Man

Erik Anjou

Hacking Old Menus for New Palates 8 MIN, 38 SEC

Micah Wexler is the chef-owner of Wexler's Deli in the Grand Central Market. Before opening his deli, Wexler executed a series of historical dinners called To Live and Dine in LA. Each dinner focused on a unique slice of Los Angeles history.

USC professor and author Josh Kun was inspired to use the same name for his historical book and exhibition of LA menus at the Central Library in Downtown LA. In Kun's book, Wexler reimagines a menu from the 1930's for the modern diner.

Music: "Keep Ya Head Up" by 2Pac

Jonathan Gold Reviews Catch & Release 5 MIN, 33 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he discusses the seafood-driven menu at Catch & Release in Marina del Rey. He recommends the cod chowder, lobster roll, kale salad with pine nuts and pickled raisins and New England clam bake.

Catch & Release
13488 Maxella Avenue
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

For more, read Jonathan's LA Times review. You can also find all of Jonathan's restaurant recommendations here.

Music: "California Sunset" by Poolside and "Bills Bills Bills" by Destiny's Child

Fifteen Years of Father's Office 8 MIN, 39 SEC

Sang Yoon is the chef-owner of Father's Office and Lukshon. 2015 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the original Father's Office in Santa Monica. 

Music: "Lift Up" by Soulstance

LA's Master Food Preserver Program Shutters, What's Next? 6 MIN, 55 SEC

Ernest Miller is a chef, historian and leader in the Southern California preserving community. He is also the co-leader of Slow Food LA.

After the the Los Angeles Master Food Preserver program shut down in late June, he is finding new outlets to teach safe canning techniques for home preservers and aspiring entrepreneurs. He will be leading Food Forward's 12-week Can It! Academy which begins September 14, and this fall he'll launch preserving workshops through Slow Food LA.

Music: "American Boy" by Estelle 

Market Report 6 MIN, 58 SEC

Laura Avery is the market manager for the Santa Monica Farmers' Markets. This week she talks to Ari Taymor about passion fruit. The chef and co-owner of Alma uses the fruit in desserts and house-made sodas.

On Labor Day weekend Ari Taymor will be at Field to Fork, part of the LA Times TASTE event at Paramount Studios back lot. Russ Parsons will moderate a discussion on root to stem cooking with Ari, Gary Menes of Le Comptoir and Bruce Kalman of Union.

Plus, Dates by DaVall are back with their Barhi dates, a seasonal specialty in the late fall.

Music: "Party" by Beyonce 

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