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Can you find love in a bar if you bring cake? Anya von Bremzen tells us how to drink vodka like a Russian, and Chipotle announces a TV show aimed at industrial farming. 

Banner image: Audrey Shulman

One Good Dish

David Tanis

Sitting in Bars with Cake 7 MIN, 42 SEC

Audrey Shulman is the author of Sitting in Bars with Cake, a blog that chronicles her attempt to meet that special someone through what she calls 'cakebarring,' the act of bringing freshly baked cakes with her to bars.

OkFarmer? Online Dating for Farmers Only 6 MIN, 48 SEC

Online dating has grown in popularity in recent years, leading to the proliferation of more niche dating sites to cater to specific lifestyles and interests. One such dating site, Farmers Only, is as the name implies, specifically for farmers, and has a tagline that reads 'City Folks Just Don't Get It.'

How to Tailgate Like a Russian 8 MIN, 50 SEC

gf140215soviet_cooking.jpgAnya von Bremzen is a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. Her most recent book is Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking, a food memoir about growing up in the Soviet Union. In honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, von Bremzen tells Good Food how Russians tailgate, including how to properly drink vodka, and what Russian hors d'oeuvres to pair with it. Find a recipe for Anya von Bremzen's Vinegret, or Russian beet and potato salad, on the Good Food blog.

Market Report 7 MIN, 23 SEC

Barbara Spencer of Windrose Farm discusses the drought's impact on her crops, and how the combination of dry and cold weather caused her two month absence from the Santa Monica Farmers' Market.

Chef Dreux Ellis of Café Gratitude tells Laura Avery about escabeche, Mexican pickled winter vegetables.

Farmed and Dangerous: Chipotle's Debut TV Show 11 MIN, 1 SEC

Chipotle, the popular burrito making chain, is starting a new television series on Hulu that takes aim at industrial farming. Evan speaks with Mark Crumpacker, the Chief Marketing & Development Officer for Chipotle. 

Jonathan Gold Reviews Acabar 6 MIN, 18 SEC

gf140215acabar.jpgJonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for Los Angeles Times, and this week he reviews Acabar, a newly opened "grand neo-Moroccan lounge-restaurant" in Hollywood that elevates the can of sardines. Jonathan recommends the can 'o' sardines, country crouton, porn bread, shrimp toast and the whole roast chicken with spinach.

1510 N Stanley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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

Trout and Drought 7 MIN, 19 SEC

Stafford Lehr is the Chief of Fisheries for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. He discusses the effects of the drought in California on trout and salmon populations.

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