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Evan discusses the holiday season cookbook avalanche including some of the best books of the year, from Michael Paterniti's gripping novel The Telling Room to chef Daniel Patterson's coffee table cookbook Coi.

One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Celia Sack on the Best Cookbooks of 2013 7 MIN, 27 SEC

Celia Sack is the owner of Omnivore Books in San Francisco. She joins Evan for the second year in a row to talk about the best cookbooks of 2013. Sack's favorites for bakers are Seriously Bitter Sweet by Alice Medrich and Sweet by Valerie Gordon. Chad Robertson's Tartine Book No. 3 and Pizza by Gabriele Bonci and Elisia Menduni are Sack's picks for best cookbooks for bread bakers. Her favorite chef-driven book is Manresa by David Kinch, and she says a future classic from this year is Suzanne Goin's A.O.C. Cookbook. Lastly, her favorite best-seller from this year is Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.

She also recommends books from two female culinary icons we lost this year: The Classic Italian Cookbook by Marcella Hazan and The Zuni Cafe Cookbook by Judy Rodgers.

The Zuni Cafe Cookbook

Judy Rodgers

Guest Interview Einat Admony: Balaboosta 7 MIN, 14 SEC

gf131214balaboosta.jpgEinat Admony owns two restaurants in New York, Taim and Balaboosta. Her new cookbook, Balaboosta, features recipes from her Yemenite and Persian upbringing.


Einat Admony

Guest Interview Lorena Jones and the Healthy State of Cookbook Publishing 7 MIN, 50 SEC

Lorena Jones is the publishing director for food books at Chronicle Books in San Francisco. She discusses the healthy state of cookbook publishing, despite the recent success of e-readers and monumental amount of online recipes and Youtube cooking instructions. Jones contends that the cookbook publishing industry is healthy, and that the physical cookbook still matters. 

Guest Interview Michael Paterniti Recounts the Tale behind 'The Telling Room' 12 MIN, 22 SEC

gf131214telling_room.jpgMichael Paterniti is the author of The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese. He recounts the true story of his trip to Guzman, Spain where he met a cheesemaker named Ambrosio who told him a story about a cheese from a family recipe, which he claimed was among the best cheese in the world.

The Telling Room

Michael Paterniti

Guest Interview Daniel Patterson and His Chef-driven Cookbook 8 MIN, 55 SEC

gf131214coi.jpgDaniel Patterson runs five restaurants in California. His new cookbook, Coi: Stories and Recipes, is part of an emerging category of chef-driven cookbooks. The recipes are not necessarily intended for the home cook, but these books capture the voices of the chefs with their philosophies, struggles with creativity and failure, and show how they choose to push technique for flavor and texture.


Daniel Patterson

Guest Interview Market Report 7 MIN, 27 SEC

Farmer Troy Regier of Regier Family Farms talks about the recent freeze that's affected some of his crops and how he's protected his popular Satsumas.

Chef Susan Feniger of Border Grill and Ciudad discusses her brand new restaurant, Mud Hen Tavern in Hollywood, that features cocktails that use ingredients from the farmers' market.

Guest Interview Jonathan Gold Reviews Colonia Taco Lounge 4 MIN, 12 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Colonia Taco Lounge in La Puente. He recommends the cauliflower taco, deep fried doraditos, queso fresco "campión" taco, barbacoa taco and the nachostada. Get there early for the duck confit and guacamole tacos which sell out quickly. To drink he prefers the michelada (especially the one served with Epic Brewing Company's Sour Apple Saison ale.

Colonia Taco Lounge
13030 E Valley Blvd
La Puente, CA 91746

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

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