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Evan talks to eighth generation Italian butcher Dario Cecchini about his decision to enter the family business. We learn how one New Yorker managed to fit two years of her trash in one 16-ounce Mason jar. Plus, we look at LA Kitchen, an ambitious project that aims to create jobs, curb food waste and feed an aging population. 

Dario Cecchini, the Most Famous Butcher in the World 9 MIN, 2 SEC

Dario Cecchini is an eighth generation butcher. He lives and works in Panzano, a small town in Tuscany where he runs the local butcher shop, Antica Macelleria Cecchini. He reflects upon his decision to enter the family business and the importance of respecting the animals that enter his shop.

Music: "Dos" by Carols Libedinksy

Why Are We Throwing Away 40% of the Food We Grow? 8 MIN, 43 SEC

Forty percent of food in the US goes uneaten. Dana Gunders, scientist at the National Resources Defense Council, examines the root cause of food waste and what we can do to stop it. Her book, Waste Free Kitchen Handbook, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

Music: "All I Want" by Kodaline

A First Look at LA Kitchen 7 MIN, 30 SEC

Robert Egger is the founder of DC Central Kitchen in Washington DC. Over 29 years he managed to reduce hunger and provide jobs while minimizing food waste and increasing nutrition in school lunches. At LA Kitchen he plans to launch a similar mode with a focus on feeding LA's aging population.

How to Live a Zero-Waste Lifestyle 8 MIN, 34 SEC

Lauren Singer's blog is called Trash is for Tossers. All of her trash from the last two years fits in one sixteen ounce mason jar. She takes us through what it's like to live a zero-waste lifestyle.

Music: "Du Jour" by E1SBAR

Market Report 7 MIN, 5 SEC

Laura Avery is the market manager for the Santa Monica Farmer's Market. This week she talks to Zach Jarrett, chef de cuisine at Sqirl, about how he's incorporating spring ingredients on the menu.

Plus, Jose Acevedo of Zuckerman's Farm returns with the first crop of the prized Delta asparagus.

Jonathan Gold Reviews Terrine 6 MIN, 2 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Terrine, a California brasserie from chef Kris Morningstar. He says this is a restaurant where chefs like to eat.

8265 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

He recommends the charcuterie plate; foie gras terrine; pig's ear salad; garbure.

All of Jonathan's restaurant recommendations can be found on the Good Food Restaurant Map. You can read his LA Times review here.

Music: "Una Cantina" by Intended Immigration

The Shifting Notion of Fine Dining 8 MIN, 47 SEC

Ryan Sutton is one of two restaurant critics at Eater New York. His review of Per Se in December of 2014 described a restaurant out of touch with the modern age of fine dining. He discusses the challenge of negatively reviewing an icon and describes how the notion of fine dining has shifted to casual environments and even longer tasting menus.

Music: "Bring Out Your Dead" by Beautiful Small Machines

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