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This week on Good Food with Evan Kleiman, we'll look at how food played a role in the recent popular uprising in Egypt.  Claudia Roden explains.  Jonathan Gold reviews Lukshon, the new restaurant from Sang Yoon of Father's Office fame.  Obesity isn't just problem for Americans.  Timothy Armstrong of the World Health Organization tells us how the developing world is dealing with growing obesity rates.  Author Frederick Douglas Opie explains the relationship between food and the civil rights movement.  We'll go to a Thai Laotian restaurant in Garden Grove with Gustavo Arellano.  Plus, Anne Smith of The New School of Cooking shares a recipe for carrot fennel soup.  And Delilah Snell takes us to the Irvine Farmers Market.  


One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Market Report 7 MIN, 25 SEC

Anne Smith is the founder and director of The New School of Cooking (8690 Washington Blvd., Culver City).  They use mostly farmers market ingredients in their classes.  She shares a recipe for carrot, fennel and orange soup here

Robin Smith of Mud Creek Ranch has 10-12 varieties on tangerines at the farmers market, including Satsuma, Daisy and Clementine varieties.  See pictures of the Mud Creek stand here.

Guest Interview Irvine Farmers Market 5 MIN, 48 SEC

Delilah Snell is the author of The Road Less Traveled, an eco-store in Santa Ana.  She is also a master preserver.  She visted the Irvine Farmers Market for Good Food.  Cal Poly Pomona has a stall there, where they sell citrus, avocados, lettuce and more.   You can also find 5 Bar Beef and Blackmarket Bakery.  Pictures from the market are here

Guest Interview Food in Egypt 5 MIN, 26 SEC

Claudia Roden is a cookbook author who was born in Egypt, who now lives in the UK.  She has written extensively on the foods on the Mediterranean and the Middle East.  FInd out more about how wheat prices and bread influenced the protests here.  

Guest Interview Obesity in the Developing World 7 MIN, 42 SEC
Dr. Timothy Armstrong heads the World Health Organization's efforts on promoting a healthy diet and physical education.  Part of their strategy is to target the marketing of unhealthy food to children (more in the LA Times).
Guest Interview Jonathan Gold on Sang Yoon's Lukshon 6 MIN, 59 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly.  This week he reviews Lukshon, the new restaurant from Sang Yoon of Father's Office fame.  Jonathan likes the ceviche, the calamari, the roti canai, the black rice, and the foie gras "ganache."
3239 Helms Ave., Culver City
(310) 202-6808
All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map
Guest Interview Thai Laotian Restaurant 8 MIN, 20 SEC

Gustavo Arellano is the food editor for the OC Weekly.  This week he tells us about a Thai Laos restaurant called Vientiane.  He likes the mok pa, the ceviche, and the nam ka. 

10262 Westminster Ave.
Garden Grove
(714) 530-7523

See all of Gustavo's restaurant suggestions on the Good Food Restaurant Map.  

Guest Interview Black History Month 8 MIN, 40 SEC
Dr. Frederick Douglas Opie is a history professor at Babson College in Massachusetts, and the author of Hog & Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America.  All this month on his blog, he's been musing about food and black history.
Guest Interview Date Festival 8 MIN, 10 SEC
Deep End Diner and Good Food Contributor Eddie Lin was a the Riverside County Fair where he stopped by the National Date Festival in Indio (ends February 27).  As well as sampling over twenty varieties of dates, Eddie also went to the ostrich and camel races.  He also tried the world famous date shake.  The recipe for Shield's famous date shake is here.   Martha Stewart's date shake recipe is here.  

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