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 Water Show Water may be the essence of life but it’s subject to near-constant misuse. Journalist Mark Arax profiles a couple running a water monopoly in the Central Valley. A once abundant Cambodian lake is in decline, leaving fisherman and half the population scrambling for fish. We’ve heard of using less water but what about eating less water? And Mark Gold (Jonathan’s brother) shares tips on water conservation in LA.
Mark Bittman on grilling, the business of beef, and historic Filipinotown It’s summer cookout season, and Mark Bittman has some essential grilling tips. Third-generation butcher Katie Flannery talks life in the beef business. English chef James Whetlor wants us to consider eating more goat. As Filipinotown gentrifies, the owners of a new bar are trying to reach out to their neighbors. Jonathan Gold talks food-centric cinema. And a peculiar vegetable is popping up at the farmers market.
Nigella Lawson, peaches, and reimagining Jewish food at Freedman's Fine dining is nice, but sometimes the best bites are those that remind us of home. Nigella Lawson wants to celebrate home cooks in her latest book. Jonah and Amanda Freedman are recreating the bagels of their childhood at their modern Jewish deli, Freedman’s. Beyond the bagels, Jonathan Gold says the rest of the menu at Freedman’s is delicious and nostalgic in ways difficult to explain. Also, peaches at the market.
Ramadan's culinary traditions, what's next for the Farm Bill, and avocados Congress failed to pass the Farm Bill last week. What tanked the legislation? London author Anissa Helou discusses some foods traditionally eaten after sundown during Ramadan, in addition to other foods of the Islamic world. And how is one of LA’s best chefs secretly running a clothing line? Plus, Jonathan Gold returns from Japan with a deepened respect for chef Yoshihiro Narisawa.
Good Food remembers Anthony Bourdain The death of Anthony Bourdain was a loss felt around the world. The Good Food team remembers the culinary giant and the unique impact his career had on each of us. Read More
Serving Cocktails and Culture in LA’s Historic Filipinotown Some say new developments and gentrification are threatening LA’s Historic Filipinotown. A new neighborhood gin bar is trying to do things differently. Contributor Paola Mardo brings us their story. Read More
Try Nigella Lawson’s easily elegant chicken and pea traybake Just because a meal is low maintenance doesn’t mean it has to compromise on taste. Ask celebrity food personality Nigella Lawson! She says this traybake recipe is a favorite from her book “At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking,” because of its simplicity yet maximal flavor. Read More