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This week on Good Food with Evan Kleiman, we're heading up the 101 to eat in Ventura County.  Food writer and critic Allison Costa shares some of her favorite dishes.  USC's David Caron explains how tsunamis can affect marine life.  Jonathan Gold takes us out for Beijing duck in San Gabriel.  We'll find out how to raise backyard chickens from Councilman Bill Rosendahl of LA's Westside.  We'll meet food festival royalty courtesy of David Valdes Greenwood.  Plus, we'll grapple with the moral complexities of eating meat with Dr. Hal Herzog.  David Karp introduces us to the Pixie Tangerine.  And, Amelia Saltsman shares a recipe for fava tendrils.  


Photo Courtesy: David Karp

One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Market Report 8 MIN, 6 SEC

Amelia Saltsman is the author of The Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook.  While she waits for the fava beans to come into season, she is buying fava tendrils, which are like shoots.  She sautés them in olive oil with a little salt and adds English peas.  Amelia's recipe is here.  

David Karp is a pomologist with UC Riverside and a freelance writer for The Los Angeles Times' food section, where he writes the Market Watch column.  This week he spotlights Pixie Tangerines which are grown primarily in Ojai.   

Guest Interview Tsunamis and Marine Life 8 MIN, 1 SEC
David Caron is Interim Director at the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and he is a Professor of biological sciences.
Guest Interview Ventura County Eats 7 MIN, 15 SEC

Allison Costa, food writer, restaurant critic, and writer of the blog Ventura Food Happenings.  She recommends the following places to eat in Ventura:

Ladyface Alehouse and Brasserie
29281 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills
(818) 477-4566

Brendan's Irish Pub
1755 E Daily Dr., Camarillo
(888) 811-5818

The Garden Market
449 North 10th Street, Santa Paula
(805) 525-3613

The Local Cafe
1751 East Main Street, Ventura
(805) 643-0237 


Petite Reve Cafe 
1124 So Seaward, Ste A, Ventura


Hip Vegan Cafe
928 E Ojai Ave., Ojai
(805) 646-1750

Guest Interview Beijing Duck 10 MIN, 23 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly.  This week, he reviews Beijing Duck House in San Gabriel.  It's the one of the only restaurants in the Southland serving duck cooked in the authentic Beijing style.  The other dishes on the menu are of the Shandong style.  Read his full review here.  Jonathan recommends the duck, the sea intestine (haichang), the sliced beef in chile oil, the tofu and the green onion pie.

Beijing Duck House
6420 Rosemead Blvd.
San Gabriel
(626) 286-5508

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

Guest Interview Raising Chickens with Bill Rosendahl 7 MIN, 44 SEC

Bill Rosendahl is the City Councilman for LA's 11th district.  He raises chickens in the backyard of his Mar Vista home. Read about his garden in LAist.

Guest Interview The Human/Animal Connection 9 MIN, 34 SEC
Dr. Hal Herzog is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on human-animal relations.  He is Professor of Psychology at Western Carolina University and the author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals.
Guest Interview Food Festivals and Tiaras 7 MIN, 26 SEC

David Valdes Greenwood is the author of The Rhinestone Sisterhood: A Journey Through Small Town America One Tiara at a Time.  More about the festivals and the royalty David talks about on his website.  

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