Jim Russell brings in fresh, raw Macadamia nuts from Fallbrook. These nuts are hard to crack but when you do they are sweet and crispy and not at all like the greasy, canned nuts you find in stores.
Music Break: Goober Peas by The Kingston Trio
Ken Albala is the author of The Lost Art of Real Cooking with Rosanna Nafziger. He harvests garden snails from his property, feeds them, cooks them and eats them for dinner. He says the common garden snail is the same variety seen in fancy French restaurants. More about Ken's experience and technique is on his blog.
Pictures of Ken's snails and a recipe is on our blog.
Music Break: The In Crowd (Live) by The Ramsey Lewis Trio
Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark are the creators of The McNuggetini (milkshake, vanilla vodka, rimmed with barbecue sauce and garnished with a chicken McNugget) and The Ham Daiquiri (ham, vodka and more), among other bizarre concoctions. Their videos are featured on Food2.com and on their website. Pictures are on the Good Food Blog.
Nic's Martini Lounge
453 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Music Break: The Peanut Vendor by Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
Colman Andrews book is Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food, a profile of Ferran Adria.
Daniel Lorenzetti and Linda Rice Lorenzetti are the team behind The Birth of Coffee, a book featuring 100 black and white photographs and the stories behind them. An exhibition of the photographs and accompanying text is now on view at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.
Music Break: The Rooster by Smokey Bandits
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week he reviews Choonchun Dakgalbi in Koreatown. The restaurant serves really only one dish: chicken dakgalbi, served tableside. Included in the panchan, or accompaniments is blood sausage, which Jonathan says is excellent.
703 S. Vermont Ave.
L.A. (213) 388-0285
All of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Music Break: Them There Eyes by Brady Winterstein
Jack Bishop is Editorial Director of Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines. He is a cast member of public television's America's Test Kitchen and established ATK's tasting protocols. Jack is also the author of numerous cookbooks. The latest book from the group is America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook, just released this month. A recipe from Jack for Farro Risotto is here.
Remembering Anthony Bourdain The death of Anthony Bourdain is a loss felt around the world. His nomadic spirit redefined how many of us ate and traveled. We dug through the Good Food archives for Evan’s past interviews with Bourdain about everything from “Kitchen Confidential” to No Reservations. Plus, a visit to a remarkable memorial in New York. Also, we learn more about Tony’s love of punk rock from his 2010 appearance on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project.
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.
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