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Tis the season for fruitcake.  It's not all bad, says Good Food guest Kate Wheeler.  Wolfgang Puck has a new restaurant called WP 24 and Jonathan Gold is here with a review.  The farmers markets have been in the news lately, thanks to an investigative report from KNBC's Joel Grover.  He talks with Good Food host Evan Kleiman and Laura Avery about how consumers can make the right choices.  We'll go to the Sons of Norway Norrona Lodge for the annual lutefisk supper with Deep End Diner Eddie Lin.  They're making yak cheese in Tibet, according to Sandra MessickLesley Balla knows where to get good fried chicken in LA. Plus CJ Jacobson is trying to figure out what to do with his giant emu eggs that he bought at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.


One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Market Report 7 MIN, 53 SEC

Fat Uncle Farms sells almond products at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market.  They also sell almonds at the Sunday Main Street (Santa Monica) Farmers Market.  They have marzipan, raw almond butter, almond milk and more.

CJ Jacobson of The Yard bought two giant emu eggs from farmer Peter Shaner.  He's planning on making a slow scramble with the eggs and topping them with truffles.  See a picture of an emu egg here.

Guest Interview Moving Beyond Farmers Market Fraud 7 MIN, 26 SEC
Joel Grover is an investigative reporter for KNBC.  Recently he exposed fraud at Southern California farmers markets.  He is joined by Laura Avery, the market manager for the Wednesday Santa Monica farmers market, and the host of Good Food's Market Report.


Music Break: Reflection by Henry Mancini

Guest Interview Deep End Dining's Lutefisk Supper 7 MIN, 7 SEC
Eddie Lin writes the blog, Deep End Dining.  He attend the annual lutefisk supper at The Sons of Norway Norrona Lodge in Van Nuys.  Lutefisk is a Scandinavian dish made from reconstituted lye.  Pictures of the lodge and of lutefisk are here.  Read Eddie's post here.


Music Break: Carrying (instrumental) by Jukebox the Ghost

Guest Interview Yak Cheese 6 MIN, 56 SEC
Sandra Messick is a food educator who lives in Los Angeles.  She is working with Slow Food on their Tibetan Plateau Yak Cheese Presidium, which hopes to create a viable commercial product for nomads in that area.  Read about how some of the cheese is being used here.


Music Break: Side By Side (Instrumental) by Lonely Drifter Karen

Guest Interview Fried Chicken Dinners 9 MIN, 32 SEC

Lesley Balla is a food writer in Los Angeles.  Her blog is Chow Balla.  She gives us a roundup of restaurants doing fried chicken dinners here in Los Angeles.  Read her post here.

The Foundry on Melrose
7465 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046-7525
(323) 651-0915

Eva Restaurant
7458 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2701
(323) 634-0700

7450 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2701
(323) 930-9744

Lazy Ox
241 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3808
(213) 626-5299

First and Hope
710 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2442
(213) 617-8555

Boneyard Bistro
13539 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91423-3825
(818) 906-7427

Tower Bar at The Sunset Tower Hotel
8358 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 654-7100

LudoBites Truck
(Various locations)

Guest Interview Wolfgang Puck's WP24 10 MIN, 58 SEC
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly.  This week he takes us to WP 24, Wolfgang Puck's new restaurant at the top of the Ritz Carlton in Downtown LA.  Jonathan likes the shrimp toast, and steak au poivre.

WP 24
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 743-8824

 All of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.


Music Break: Silver Threats by Buddy James & his Combo

Guest Interview Fruitcake 8 MIN, 38 SEC
Kate Wheeler's blog is Savour-Fare.  A recipe for her family's fruitcake is here.
Photo Credit: Kate Wheeler.


Music Break: Fruitcake by The Superions

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