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Evan talks with Nawal Nasrallah about the history of the date and the date palm. Heather John helps us decipher wine labels. We go out for refreshing Vietnamese sugar cane juice in Orange County with Gustavo Arellano. Jonathan Gold tells us about Korean blood sausage that he gets in LA. Then, having kids doesn't mean you can't still go to wine country. Jessica Ritz explains. Plus, acclaimed chef Grant Achatz talks about his career and his bout with tongue cancer, and chef CJ Jacobson tells us about  creative use for bacon.

One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Market Report 7 MIN, 55 SEC

CJ Jacobson is the chef at The Yard in Santa Monica. He is pairing pickled bacon with Weiser Farms Melon (the orange variety). He pickles the bacon gently over not too high heat and then grills it to maintain the smoky flavor. 

Maryanne Carpenter of Coastal Organics grows heirloom tomatoes, which she sells at the Santa Monica Farmers' Markets. Her most popular and versatile variety is the Early Girl. She also sells the Costoluto Canestrino variety, brought from Italy by Evan Kleiman.

Music break: 'Ya Rayah' by Rachid Taha

Guest Interview History of the Date 7 MIN, 47 SEC

Iraqi native Nawal Nasrallah is the author of Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and a History of the Iraqi Cuisine. Her recipe for Date Sweatmeat is here.

Music break: 'Ya Rayah' by Rachid Taha

Guest Interview Wine Labeling 8 MIN, 9 SEC

Heather John writes the blog Foodinista. A Treasury Department agency is considering proposals to tighten certain wine label definitions.   

Guest Interview Nuoc Mia 7 MIN, 11 SEC

Gustavo Arellano is the Managing Editor of the OC Weekly, where he also reviews restaurants. This week, he raves about Vietnamese sugar cane juice or nuoc mia.

Nuoc Mia Vien Dong
13894 Brookhurst St
Garden Grove, CA 92843

Nuoc Mia Vien Tay
14370 Brookhurst St
Garden Grove, CA 92843

Hot Vit Lon Long An
8942 Bolsa Ave
Westminster, CA 92683

New Duc Huong
9081 Bolsa Ave #104
Westminster, CA 92683

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

Music break: 'Bust-Out Brigade' by The Go! Team

Guest Interview Korean Blood Sausage 6 MIN, 29 SEC

Jonathan Gold is Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week he reviews Eighth Street Soondae, which serves Korean blood sausage.  Jonathan likes the blood sausage, the broiled pork intestines, the liver  and the soondae boekkum.

Eighth Street Soondae
2703 W. Eighth St. (Koreatown)
Los Angeles, CA 90005

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

Guest Interview Taking Kids to Wine Country 6 MIN, 31 SEC

Jessica Ritz writes the blog Taster Tots LA. She recently wrote about traveling in wine country with children. She recommends Alma Rosa and  Buttonwood wineries, and the tasting rooms of Coquelicot and Saarloos and Sons.

Music break: 'Dr. Nick' by Project

Guest Interview Grant Achatz of Alinea 14 MIN, 46 SEC

Grant Achatz is the award-winning chef of Alinea in Chicago. He trained under noted chefs Thomas Keller and Ferran Adrià. His new book, Life on the Line, is an account of his career and his battle with tongue cancer. Grant's new restaurant is to be called Next, for which he will sell tickets.

Life, on the Line

Grant Achatz

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