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It's LA Beer Week and Beer Chick Christina Perozzi is here to tell us about the exciting new flavors of local craft brews. Dan Koeppel takes on a journey to the Congo to discover new varieties of bananas. Don't have a tandoor oven in your kitchen? Aarti Sequeira of Aarti Party tells us her secret for making fool-proof naan in a cast iron pan and Michael Ruhlman comes back to the studio to discuss why salt is the most important ingredient in the kitchen. Paul Wenger explains why picking strawberries is harder than you may think and Aaron Gassmann details how pest-resistant crops are losing their pest resistance. Plus, Jonathan Gold takes us to Little Tokyo to a brick and mortar restaurant that started out as a food truck.

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One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Market Report 5 MIN, 54 SEC

Kajsa Alger is the Executive Chef at Street in Hollywood. You can find her recipe for Braised Endive Gratin on the Good Food Blog.

To see a menu of Street's October 11 all-veggie dinner click here.

Music Break: "Are You Lonesome Tonight" by the String-a-Longs

Guest Interview E-Verify 8 MIN, 21 SEC

Paul Wenger is the President of the California Farm Bureau Federation. Wenger discusses the E-Verify bill recently introduced by Texas Representative Lamar Smith.

Guest Interview LA Beer Week 8 MIN, 5 SEC

Christina Perozzi and her partner, Hallie Beaune, are the Beer Chicks. Perozzi calls the unique flavors that are added to craft beers "adjuncts." You can find a selection of the Beer Chicks’ favorite craft brews at the 8th Street Bottle Shop inside the Golden Gopher in Downtown LA.

Guest Interview Making Naan at Home 8 MIN, 17 SEC

Aarti Sequeira is the host of Aarti Party on the Food Network and the personality behind her blog of the same name. Her recipe for homemade naan is on the Good Food blog.

Guest Interview When Pigs Fly 5 MIN, 28 SEC

flyingpig.jpgJonathan Gold visits the Flying Pig Cafe in Little Tokyo. The new brick and mortar establishment extends the menu from the Flying Pig Truck but still features their signature pork buns and Asian-influenced tacos.

Flying Pig Cafe
141 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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

Guest Interview The Most Important Ingredient in the Kitchen 6 MIN, 48 SEC

ruhlman.jpgMichael Ruhlman is the celebrated cookbook author and blogger who co-wrote all of Thomas Keller and Eric Ripert's cookbooks as well as his own book, Ratio. His latest book is Ruhlman's Twenty: 20 Techniques 100 Recipes A Cook's Manifesto. Ruhlman says that salt, like water, is a crucial ingredient in the kitchen.

Ruhlman's Twenty

Michael Ruhlman

Guest Interview Go Bananas! 8 MIN, 36 SEC

banana.jpgDan Koeppel is the author of Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World.  His article, "Fruit of the Future," published in the May 2010 edition of Saveur was nominated for a James Beard Award. 

Koeppel first appeared on Good Food on January 5, 2008. You can podcast his segment here.


Dan Koeppel

Guest Interview Pest-Resistant Corn No Longer Resisting Pests 5 MIN, 49 SEC

Aaron Gassmann is an entomologist at Iowa State University. He explains that genetically modified corn in Iowa is losing its pest resistance. This is the first instance that the western corn root worm has outsmarted a pest-resistant crop.

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