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This week on Good Food with Evan Kleiman, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack explains how agriculture can help lift California's economy.  We'll go to San Gabriel for noodles with Jonathan Gold.  Good Food Producer Harriet Ells gets a lesson in growing tomatoes from Scott Daigre.  Entomologist Patrick Gomes tells us about a pest that's threatening California citrus and what we can do to help.  There's a $500, 6-volume cookbook that's changing the way we approach cooking.  The author is inventor Nathan Myhrvold.  Plus host Evan Kleiman goes to Santa Ana in search of fresh tortillas.  The OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano takes us to a chorizo factory.  And, Roxana Jullapat of Ammo shares her recipe for fresh strawberry pie.


One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Market Report 7 MIN, 43 SEC

Roxana Jullapat is the pastry chef at Ammo Cafe (1155 North Highland Ave.).  Get the recipe for her fresh strawberry pie and her jam with orange blossoms on the Good Food Blog.

Fairview Gardens lost much of their produce due to the recent rains.  They're now back at the market selling fava bean sprouts and seascape strawberries.

Guest Interview Noodles in San Gabriel 9 MIN, 4 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week he reviews Lucky Noodle King, which serves dan dan mian, a dish made with the spicy and mouth-numbing Sichuan pepper.  He also likes the "crazy flavor eel," the fava beans with garlic and chile, the twice-cooked pork, and the Chong-qing fried chicken.

Lucky Noodle King
534 E. Valley Blvd.
San Gabriel, CA
(626) 573-5668

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

Guest Interview Tomatoes 101 7 MIN, 28 SEC

Scott Daigre is the man behind Tomatomania, an annual tomato plant sale.  Follow Good Food Producer Harriet Ells' progress on the Good Food Blog.

Guest Interview USDA's Tom Vilsack 7 MIN, 55 SEC
US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was in Long Beach this week to talk trade.  He made an appearance at the Port of Long Beach, which is one of California's busies ports.  California ranks first among US states in terms of agricultural production and exports.  Hear the full interview, or see a transcript, here.  
Guest Interview Save our Citrus 6 MIN, 41 SEC

Patrick Gomes is an entomologist and the national coordinator of the USDA's Citrus Health Response Program. More about their Save our Citrus public awareness campaign and how to identify citrus greening here.   If you are in California and you want to report a pest, call the California Department of Food and Agriculture: (800) 491-1899.

Guest Interview Modernist Cuisine 10 MIN, 33 SEC

Nathan Myhrvold is an inventor and the co-author of the new 6-volume book Modernist Cuisine.  An excerpt of the book appeared in Scientific American.

Guest Interview Ochoa Chorizo 4 MIN, 45 SEC

Gustavo Arellano is the food editor for the OC Weekly.  He visited Ochoa Chorizo in Santa Ana, where they make fresh chorizo daily.  Pictures of Ochoa's are on The Good Food Blog.

Ochoa's Chorizo 
220 W. Warner Ave. 
Santa Ana 
(714) 850-0052

Guest Interview El Toro Market 4 MIN, 21 SEC

Evan Kleiman visited El Toro Market, a meat market and grocery store in Santa Ana, where they make fresh tortillas. Pictures from the market are here.

El Toro
1340 West 1st Street
Santa Ana, CA
(714) 836-1393

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