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There are over 5,000 food additives on the market but less than half have been through toxicology testing. Food journalist Melanie Warner uncovers shocking details about processed food, and investigative reporter Michael Moss talks to KCRW's Warren Olney about how the junk food industry hooked consumers with an addicting cocktail of salt, sugar and fat. Canadian doctor David Bailey explains why grapefruit can be a health hazard when mixed with some medications. Cookbook author Martha Holmberg says you can make a homemade vinaigrette in less than a minute and cheese expert Laura Werlin lays out the foundation for a delicious mac & cheese. On the restaurant front, Jonathan Gold enjoys David Myers' new restaurant Hinoki & The Bird, and independent producer Gideon Brower laments the closing of the cult-favorite tiki joint Bahooka. At the market Laura Avery talks to Corina Weibel of Canele restaurant, and farmer Robin Smith says her pomelos and grapefruits and sweeter than ever before.

Banner image: Gideon Brower

One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Pandora's Lunchbox

gf130309pandoras_lunchbox.jpgMelanie Warner is a food journalist. Her new book is the Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal.


Music Bed: "Waiting" by Danny Elfman

Pandora's Lunchbox

Melanie Warner

Guest Interview Salt, Sugar & Fat

gf130309salt_sugar_fat.jpgKCRW's Warren Olney talks to investigative reporter Michael Moss about his new book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. This interview first aired on To the Point on February 27.

You can read more about the book in this article in the New York Times Magazine.

Salt Sugar Fat

Michael Moss

Guest Interview Lobster Rolls and Singapore Crab at Hinoki & The Bird

hinoki.jpgJonathan Gold reviews Hinoki & The Bird, the newest restaurant from celebrated chef David Myers. Jonathan suggests the "rule of five" when eating dinner for two: order two small plates, two vegetable plates and one protein dish. His favorite dishes include the lobster roll, chili crab toast, sambal skate, beef tartare and hinoki scented black cod.


Hinoki & The Bird
10 Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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

Music Bed: "Still I Rise" by 2Pac (Instrumental)

Guest Interview Market Report

Corina Weibel is the chef and owner of Canele in Atwater Village. She has been a weekly fixture at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market for years, and this week she is picking up spring vegetables for a soup.

Robin Smith
and her husband Steven own Mud Creek Ranch. Pomelos are in peak season and grapefruit are coming into season right now. As the weather warms the fruit will get sweeter.

Music Bed: "Progress" by Stars

Guest Interview Why Grapefruit and Some Medications Don't Mix

Dr. David Bailey is a clinical pharmacologist at the Lawson Health Research Institute in Canada. He discovered that  relationship between grapefruit and medications by chance nearly 20 years ago. We were inspired to talk to him after seeing this article in the New York Times.

Guest Interview Vinaigrette at Home

gf130309modern_sauces.jpgMartha Holmberg is the author of Modern Sauces: More than 150 Recipes for Every Cook, Every Day. Find a recipe for her Raspberry Thyme Vinaigrette on the Good Food blog.


Music Bed: "Number One" by Pharrell, featuring Kanye West

Modern Sauces

Martha Holmberg

Guest Interview Farewell to Bahooka

Gideon Brower is an independent producer. He bids farewell to Bahooka Family Restaurant. The beloved tiki bar in Rosemead that will close it's doors forever at the end of service on Sunday, March 10.

This segment was made possible by KCRW's Independent Producer Program.

Gideon Brower, Independent Producer (@GideonLA)

Guest Interview Mac & Cheese, Please!

gf130309mac_and_cheese.jpg Laura Werlin is a veteran cookbook author and cheese expert. Her latest book is Mac & Cheese, Please! 50 Super Cheesy Recipes.Check out her recipes for Zesty Kale Two Ways and Fontina Mac n Cheese.

Mac & Cheese, Please!

Laura Werlin

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