00:00:00 | 3:02:50




Dave Arnold spent seven years perfecting the gin and tonic, but he says he still has work to do. This week he guides us through his scientific process; plus, barman Jacob Grier shares some lesser known beer cocktails and we hear from an almond farmer about how California’s drought is crippling his industry.

Photo: David L. Reamer

Benu's Corey Lee Discusses Live Jellyfish and Frugality in the Kitchen 8 MIN, 16 SEC

Corey Lee is the chef-owner of Benu, a three-Michelin-star restaurant in San Francisco. His new book, also titled Benu, takes you through a 33-course tasting menu.

On April 22, Live Talks Los Angeles presents Corey Lee in conversation with Roy Choi at New Roads School in Santa Monica.

Music: "Fragments" by Autamata


Corey Lee

Did You Know Avocado Leaves are Edible? 5 MIN, 27 SEC

Deborah Madison is a chef, writer and cookbook author. In an article for LuckyPeach.com she explores the Laurel family, a family of plants that includes bay leaves, avocado, cinnamon and sassafrass.

For more on cooking with plant families, check out her book Vegetable Literacy. And find out how she uses avocado leaves in this recipe on LuckyPeach.com.

Vegetable Literacy

Deborah Madison

Is It Fair to Vilify the California Almond Industry? 8 MIN, 52 SEC

Craig McNamara is an organic walnut farmer and the president of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture. We discuss how much water California farmers are really using and whether or not high value crops like almonds and walnuts are sustainable options for California's farming future.

Music: "Home" by Naughty Boy

Market Report 8 MIN, 9 SEC

Laura Avery is the market manager for the Santa Monica Farmers' Market. This week she talks with Walter Manzke, chef-owner of République and partner at Petty Cash. Plus, Nate Siemens of Fat Uncle Farms discusses the uncertain future of almond farming in California.

Music: "0 to 100/The Catch Up" by Drake

Beyond the Michelada: Beer Cocktails with Jacob Grier 8 MIN, 38 SEC

Jacob Grier is a Portland, Oregon-based bartender and the author of Cocktails on Tap. His blog is Liquidity Preference.

Want to try making a beer flip at home? We have a recipe on the Good Food blog.

Music: "Blues in the Night" by Quincy Jones

Cocktails on Tap

Mr. Jacob Grier

Perfecting the Gin & Tonic with Dave Arnold 9 MIN, 9 SEC

Dave Arnold owns Booker and Dax, an innovative cocktail lab and bar in New York's East Village . He is also the founder of MOFAD (The Museum of Food and Drink) and the author of Liquid Intelligence: The Art & Science of the Perfect Cocktail.

We have a recipe for his Gin & Tonic on the Good Food blog.

Music: "Boom Clap" by Charli XCX

Jonathan Gold Reviews Lincoln in Pasadena 7 MIN, 7 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Lincoln, a new breakfast and lunch spot in Pasadena serving varieties of "things in a bowl." He recommends the croissant, tartine, the breakfast bowl, gravlax and the farro bowl.

1992 Lincoln Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

Read Jonathan's LA Times review and find all of his restaurant recommendations on the Good Food restaurant map.

Music: "You're the One" by Sly and the Family Stone

Subscribe to the Good Food newsletter

A delicious weekly recipe along with links to more from Good Food.


More From Good Food


Latest From KCRW

View Schedule


View All Events


Player Embed Code