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Actor/bakery owner Dwight Henry tells us about his popular spot, The Buttermilk Drop. We meet the designer behind some of LA's aprons and we cover all things Passover.

Banner image courtesy of Hedley & Bennett

The Buttermilk Drop 7 MIN, 38 SEC

Dwight Henry is best known as an actor with roles in the award-winning films 12 Years a Slave and Beasts of the Southern Wild. But in his 'civilian life' in New Orleans, he runs a bakery in the 7th Ward called The Buttermilk Drop, that's famous for a pastry with the same name.

LA's Apron Designer 9 MIN, 5 SEC

Ellen Bennett is the founder of Hedley & Bennett, an apron company based in Los Angeles that is behind the functional and fashionable aprons of a number of LA hotspots, including Trois Mec, Providence, Animal, Son of a Gun, Baco Mercat, Terroni, Rustic Canyon, Melisse and many more. She started her company upon seeing swaths of lackluster aprons in American kitchens.

Maxwell House Haggadah: How a Coffee Company Influenced Passover 8 MIN, 56 SEC

If you're attending a Passover seder this year, there's some chance the text you'll use a haggadah published by Maxwell House to guide you through the service. For decades, the coffee company has given the text out for free with cans of coffee. Rabbi Carole Balin, Professor of History at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, joins us to explain how and all those booklets have influenced American Judaism. 

How to Keep Vegan during Passover 7 MIN, 50 SEC

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz is the founder of the Shamayim V'Aretz Institute. He joins us to talk about the challenge of keeping vegan during Passover when grains and legumes are a no-no.

Market Report 6 MIN, 44 SEC

Saltsman-sm.jpgLaura Avery talks to Amelia Saltsman, author of the Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook about what she's cooking for Passover. Find a recipe for her fennel, carrots and radishes with salsa verde on the Good Food blog.

Organic farm Tutti Frutti sells both the fennel and carrots that Saltsman uses in her market inspired Passover recipe.

Jonathan Gold Reviews Scratch Bar 7 MIN, 8 SEC

gf140412scratch_bar.jpgJonathan Gold is the Pulitzer-Prize winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he reviews Scratch Bar, a "hyper-modern gastropub" in Beverly Hills that's serving up dishes with quirky presentation.

Scratch Bar
111 N La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Jonathan recommends the bone marrow in bread, olives stuffed with olives, chicken and waffles, smelt cracker, squid in a box and housemade ice cream cones with housemade jimmies. Find photos of Jonathan's recommended dishes on the Good Food blog. All of his restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food restaurant map.

Is Mezcal More Interesting than Tequila? 8 MIN, 13 SEC

gf140412wine.jpgRichard Betts is a sommelier and author of the The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert. But this week he talks about how agave based spirits -  tequila and mezcal - have piqued his interest. Betts produces mezcal under the brand name Sombra which can be found in your local BevMo in Southern California.

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