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Picky eaters rejoice! Food writer and author Stephanie Lucianovic explains that there is hope for those with food phobias, and offers tips on how to get over the "ick" factor with certain foods. Edible gardener Lauri Kranz believes that introducing children to vegetables through gardening encourages them to try the foods that they have grown. For college-bound kids, Audrey Scagnelli has the found magazine just for you. Her online publication College + Cook includes dorm room recipes, including a "mug cake" that you can make in the microwave. Hear an excerpt from Which Way, LA? in which Stacy Malkan and Bob Goldberg debate the pros and cons of Proposition 37 which would require the labeling of all genetically modified foods in California. Jonathan Gold is fond of the bread and butter plate at Red Hill in Echo Park and he offers some tips for bakers entering the 4th Annual Good Food Pie Contest in the "Metropolis II inspired" category. Lesley Barger Suter drops by with some tips on where to find the best hummus, bread and black and white cookies in LA. Plus, Amelia Saltsman offers tips on a simple pasta sauce utilizing the summer zucchini bounty and Alex Weiser debuts his tabletop chile roaster at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market.

Banner image: Alex Weiser roasts chiles at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market.

One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Market Report 7 MIN, 39 SEC

Saltsman-sm.jpg Amelia Saltsman is the author of the Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook. She shares a recipe for a simple pasta sauce highlighting the bounty of summer zucchini. Check out her recipe on the Good Food blog.


Alex Weiser is the farmer behind Weiser Family Farms. From now until November he will have his tabletop chile roaster at area markets. He roasts padrón, piquillo and shishito peppers and serves them with a pinch of salt.



Guest Interview The 'Brooklynization' of Echo Park 5 MIN, 51 SEC

red_hill.jpgJonathan Gold visits Red Hill, what he describes as the latest step in the "Brooklynization" of Echo Park. Jonathan recommends the bread and butter, squid with fingerling potatoes, ricotta gnocchi, roast duck with grapes and cherries, warm beignets with lardo and the olive oil cake for dessert.

Red Hill
1325 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026

You can find all of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions on the Good Food restaurant map.

Guest Interview Jonathan Gold Explains What a Metropolis II Pie Might Look Like 5 MIN, 51 SEC

Jonathan Gold is a Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times and regular Good Food contributor. In the late 1970's, before he began writing about food, he worked as a studio assistant to artist Chris Burden. Coincidentally, the art-inspired category in this year's 4th Annual Good Food Pie Contest is based on Burden's installation, Metropolis II. So Evan asks Gold for some suggestions on what a Metropolis II-inspired pie might look like.

Guest Interview Is Being a Picky Eater Genetic? 7 MIN, 31 SEC

gf120825succotash.jpg Stephanie Lucianovic is the author of Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater's Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate. She also writes the blog, Grub Report.

Suffering Succotash

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic

Guest Interview College and Cook 7 MIN, 36 SEC

Audrey Scagnelli is the founder and Editor in Chief of College + Cook, an online food magazine written by college students from over 30 colleges nationwide.

Guest Interview Building an Edible Garden with Kids 7 MIN, 3 SEC

KCRW DJ Anne Litt talks to edible gardner Lauri Kranz about gardening with children. Kranz is the brains behind Edible Gardens LA and she helped Litt build her edible garden a few years ago.

Guest Interview Proposition 37 and the Right to Know Campaign 7 MIN, 28 SEC

Last week on Which Way, LA?, host Warren Olney interviewed Stacy Malkan of California's Right to Know campaign and Bob Goldberg of UCLA about Proposition 37, an initiative that will require labeling on all genetically modified foods. Prop 37 will be on the November ballot in California.

Guest Interview Los Angeles Magazine's Best of Food in LA, 2012 Edition 9 MIN, 55 SEC

Lesley Barger Suter is the Dine Editor for Los Angeles Magazine. She discusses the recent "Best of LA" issue which is on stands now. Her suggestions include:

Best Bread Basket: Wolfgang Puck at the Hotel Bel Air
Black and White Cookies: Bea's Bakery
Hummus: Falafel Arax
French Onion Soup: Le Petit Bistro and Bottega Louie
Juice Cleanse: Moon Juice

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