David LeFevre is the chef at the new restaurant Manhattan Beach Post (1142 North Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach). He is grilling peaches and poaching apricots right now. Grill the peaches with some olive oil and rosemary then use in a salad. He poaches the apricots in white wine and serves them over a lemon cheesecake. The recipe for the Grilled Peach Salad is here.
Fitz Kelly is back at the Santa Monica Farmers Market with his stone fruit. Right now he has yellow peaches and nectarines and some apriums.
Gustavo Arellano is the food editor of the OC Weekly, where he also writes the Ask a Mexican column. For the best breakfast burrito in Orange County, Gustavo heads to Athenian Burgers #3 in Buena Park.
Athenian Burgers #3
8511 La Palma Ave.
Buena Park, CA
All of Gustavo's restaurant recommendations are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Lesley Bargar Suter is the Dine editor for Los Angeles magazine. She looks into inexpensive meals in L.A.:
Bill Barich is the author of A Pint of Plain: Tradition, Change and the Fate of the Irish Pub.
The Irish Pub concept has gone global, thanks to the Irish Pub Company, which helps people build authentic Irish Pubs around the world. Despite the global boom, pubs are closing at a rapid rate in Ireland. Sales ofGuinness, the iconic Irish stout, have dropped significantly in Ireland in the last seven years. Instead, it's gaining popularity elsewhere. In fact, Nigeria now sells more Guinness than Ireland!
Jay Brewer is a fast food connoisseur who loves to experiment. He combines meals from different fast food restaurants to create new taste sensations. Having several fast food chains next to each other is important to his mission. Some of Jay's culinary creations are the Froke -- Frosty and Coke (see above), Surf 'n Turf and the fry braid. To discover more fast food cuisine, visit his Fast Food Fever blog.
Find the locations of Eddie's other dining experiences on the Good Food Restaurant Map (Eddie's picks are in red).
The Great Tortilla Tournament, nixtamalization, and Guerrilla Tacos Let’s talk tortillas! Gustavo Arellano announces KCRW’s first-ever Great Tortilla Tournament, to choose the best tortilla in LA out of a bracket of 64. Bill Esparza talks tortilla makers in the L.A. area. And did you know that inside your tortilla is an ancient process, perfected over centuries? Also, L.A. Taco’s Daniel Hernandez recalls a Guadalajara taco crawl with Jonathan Gold.
Joël Robuchon, restaurant lines, and Jonathan Gold on N.W.A. This week the world lost its most highly decorated chef, Joël Robuchon. Chef Ludo Lefebvre recalls lessons he learned at the hands of this master. We also revisit Evan Kleiman and Jonathan Gold’s 2014 visit to Robuchon’s Vegas restaurant. Jean Trinh investigates how some diners in LA can stand waiting two or more hours in line. Finally, we recall Jonathan Gold’s coverage of the influential rap group N.W.A.
Omega-3s, 'Downtime' with the Redzepis, and zucchini ice cream Paul Greenberg discusses what the Omega-3 boom means for our planet and lives. Nadine Redzepi talks about cooking for culinary giants like her husband Rene Redzepi in ‘Downtime.’ Crafting a menu takes more than exceptional produce, says writer Diana Henry. Also, a tour and history of LA’s pan dulce scene. Plus: ‘City of Gold’ director remembers Jonathan Gold’s 1992 piece on the LA riots.
Remembering Jonathan Gold (1960-2018) There’s a Jonathan Gold-sized hole in the heart of Los Angeles. The Pulitzer-winning LA Times food critic died on July 21, prompting an outpouring of grief and love from around the world. For this special tribute, we gathered the voices of colleagues, friends, chefs, and listeners to celebrate the man who taught us how to eat and live in LA. We dedicate this show to our former colleague of 20 years.
Why Gustavo is doing a Great Tortilla Tournament for KCRW It’s the perennial question: Corn or flour? We’re putting 64 Southern California tortillas head-to-head in our #MasaMadness bracket to see who will win the Golden Tortilla trophy. Gustavo Arellano fills us in on all the details. Read More
Joël Robuchon: My introduction to the refined world of luxury fine dining In 2014, Evan Kleiman took a road trip to Las Vegas with Jonathan Gold. The highlight of the trip by far was an opulent dinner at Joël Robuchon in the MGM Grand: the most luxurious meal she had ever experienced up until that point. In honor of the legendary French chef Joël Robuchon who passed away this week, we’re resharing Evan’s 2014 reflection on that unforgettable meal. Read More