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The Burger Show comes to LA 12 MIN, 42 SEC

Roy Choi, Alvin Cailan, and Evan Kleiman stop by Original Tommy’s in Westlake to break
down the burger stand’s iconic role in LA’s food scene. Photo courtesy of First We Feast.

Whether you’re an In-N-Out fan or a Tommy’s loyalist, you know Los Angeles is a burger town. Fittingly, the second season of The Burger Show web series is dedicated to our fair city’s most popular burgers. Eggslut founder Alvin Cailan and director Justin Bolois did us a service by trying the best of the best.

'Berkeley Bowl Cookbook' 11 MIN, 19 SEC

Since it’s opening in 1977, the Berkeley Bowl has been a cornerstone of the Northern California food community. The market is beloved throughout the East Bay and beyond for its extraordinary produce section, complete with unusual fruits and vegetables. Oakland native Laura McLively leads us through its aisles in her new book, “The Berkeley Bowl Cookbook.”

Market Report: Corn 7 MIN, 37 SEC

Many market shoppers look forward to summer, when fresh corn is at every backyard barbecue and family gatherings. Laura Avery finds out about executive chef Steve Roberts’ creative uses of corn at HopSaint, a stylish brewpub with a Southern-inspired menu in Torrance. She also checks in with farmer Gloria Tamai of Tamai Family Farms in Oxnard.

Use market fresh corn to make Laura McLively’s sweet corn and
chive-stuffed squash blossoms. Photo by Erin Scott.

'The New Wine Rules' 12 MIN, 55 SEC

Few things are as intimidating as a wine list. Your mind starts flipping through adages about pairings, prized vintages, or when it’s socially acceptable to drink rosé. The rules can seem overwhelming. In his recent book, “The New Wine Rules,” writer Jon Bonné proves that some rules are meant to be broken.

'Shaya' 11 MIN, 51 SEC

Alon Shaya’s first cookbook tells the chef’s life story
through the recipes he loves. Photo by Rush Jagoe.

Alon Shaya describes Israeli cuisine as a gumbo, a melding of many food cultures. His first cookbook, “Shaya,” is full of recipes and tastes from his New Orleans restaurant, but it’s also a journey through his life - as a boy in Israel to an immigrant in Pennsylvania, a chef in Italy to a phenom in Louisiana. And what has been his constant? The food.


Alon Shaya

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