Photo: Pyrex One-Quart Covered Casserole, "Blue Floral" or "Willow", made by Corning Glass Works, Charleroi, Pennsylvania, 1970. 2010. Courtesy Corning Museum of Glass.
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LA Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold grabs the Good Food reins and chats with Robert Sietsema, the senior critic at Eater New York and longtime critic for the Village Voice. His new book, New York in a Dozen Dishes, paints a portrait of New York’s food landscape and shares a life spent discovering good food.
April Bloomfield is the Michelin-starred chef behind five restaurants from New York to San Francisco. Known for her love of meat and a nose-to-tail ethos, she turns her attention to vegetables in new cookbook, A Girl and her Greens: Hearty Meals from the Garden.
Music: "Sing Me to Sleep"
Santa Monica Farmers' Market manager Laura Avery visits Carlsbad Aquafarm, a sustainable aquafarm cultivating Mediterranean blue mussels, Pacific oysters and ogo. Their shellfish can be found at Whole Foods, Sprouts Market, and Santa Monica Seafood. They will return to the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers' Market in the coming months.
We have this week's Market recommendations on the Good Food blog.
Music: "Bustin Surfboards" by The Tornadoes
Chris Fischer is a chef and farmer at Beetlebung Farm on Martha's Vineyard, where his family's roots date back twelve generations. He documents a year of hauling in lobster pots, cultivating vegetables and butchering his own meat on his five acre farm in The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook.
We've got a recipe for his Crack Rice with bay scallops on the Good Food blog.
Music: "Just My Imagination" by The Temptations
Jolie Myers covers the Los Angeles beer scene for Liquid LA, Los Angeles magazine's online outpost for beer, wine and cocktail stories. On the occasion of LA Beer Week she highlights the local breweries and trends that are turning Los Angeles into a world class beer town.
Myers is also the executive producer for Press Play with Madeleine Brand.
LA Beer week is June 20-28.
Music: "Marilyn Monroe" by Pharrell Williams
The cookware giant Pyrex was originally developed and introduced by Corning Glass in 1915. To commemorate the 100 year anniversary, the Corning Museum of Glass presents America's Favorite Dish: Celebrating a Century of Pyrex.
The senior curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass, Tina Oldknow describes the origins of Pyrex cookware and how it revolutionized cooking in America.
We've got photos from the exhibition on the Good Food blog.
Music: "Is That Your Life" by Tricky
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He recommends the "rice and beans'' bolsa, clam-and-lardo tacos, cauliflower al pastor, nopales salad, pata verde, and the churros.
Music: "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" by the Temptations
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