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Good Food host Evan Kleiman announced just before the new year that she will close Angeli Caffe, on January 13, 2012. Today she reminisces about the early days of the restaurant and discusses her decision to close after 27 years of business. Cookbook authors Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin fell so deeply under the spell of AMC's hit show Mad Men that they decided to write a cookbook featuring the food and cocktails featured on the show. Jonathan Gold visits a pop up restaurant with a unique style of service, and Lesley Barger Suter heads to LA's Westside to find that beachside dining is all grown up. Plus, Marina Marchese explains why there is no such thing as organic honey in the United States and Sara Kate Gillingham Ryan gives us the rules (and then how to break them) on making your next cheese plate.

Banner image: Angeli Caffe

One Good Dish

David Tanis

Guest Interview Market Report 7 MIN, 14 SEC

David LeFevre is the chef and owner of MB Post in Manhattan Beach. For the new year, LeFevre added a brunch menu to his repertoire, featuring items like Bacon Cheddar Biscuits and French Toast Stuffed with Quince and Housemade Ricotta. A recipe for his Griddle Cakes with Meyer Lemon and Blueberries is on the Good Food Blog.

Margarita Smith is the daughter of Steve and Robin Smith of Mud Creek Ranch. The Smith family grows 75 varieties of tangerines on their ranch, including the Ellendale. There are only seven Ellendale tangerine trees in California, five of which are at Mud Creek Ranch. The unique tangerine is a cross between a tangerine and an orange which accounts for its larger size and sweeter flavor.

Guest Interview Angeli Caffe Closes after 27 Years 12 MIN, 44 SEC

KCRW's Lisa Napoli, local host of All Things Considered, interviews Good Food's Evan Kleiman about her decision to close Angeli Caffe after 27 years. Kleiman recalls people waiting in line for two hours for panino in 1984 when she opened her 1,000 square foot restaurant.

Angeli will be open for lunch and dinner until the end of service on January 13, 2012.

Guest Interview The Food and Drink of 'Mad Men' 11 MIN, 24 SEC

gf120107mad_men.jpgJudy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin are the authors behind The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bar and Restaurants of Mad Men. Recipes for Don Draper's Old Fashioned and Sardi's Hearts of Palm Salad are on the Good Food Blog.

Guest Interview A Tiny Restaurant Pops Up in Downtown LA 7 MIN, 24 SEC

Jonathan Gold reviews Le Comptoir, chef Gary Menes' pop up restaurant in Fred Eric's Tiara Cafe in Downtown LA. The set menu is $46 and wine pairings adds an additional $24 to the bill for six pairings. The signature dish is the fried egg and greens which are cooked right in front of you on a hot skillet. He also enjoys chicken cooked in whey and Menes' house made cheese and sourdough bread.

You can make a reservation and find out more information here.

Le Comptoir
127 E 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Guest Interview The Bitter and the Sweet about Honey 7 MIN, 28 SEC

gf120107honey.jpgMarina Marchese is a honey sommelier and the owner of Red Bee Honey. Her book is Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper.


C. Marina Marchese

Guest Interview How to Make a Cheese Plate 8 MIN, 23 SEC

gf120107gf-to-share.jpgSara Kate Gillingham Ryan is the found of Apartment Therapy’s TheKitchn.com. Her latest book is Good Food to Share: Recipes for Entertaining with Friends and Family. She says there are lots of rules to consider when putting together a cheese plate, but more often than not she breaks all the rules.

Good Food to Share (Williams-Sonoma)

Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan

Guest Interview LA's Beach-side Dining Grows Up 8 MIN, 8 SEC

Lesley Barger Suter is the Dine Editor of Los Angeles magazine. She has been impressed with two upscale pizza joints on the west side of LA: Larry's on the Venice Boardwalk and Stella Rossa Pizza Bar on Main Street in Santa Monica.

24 Windward Ave
Venice, CA 90291

Stella Rossa Pizza Bar
2000 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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