FROM Shoshana Walter
'Trimmigrants' claim abuse, trafficking at California's illegal pot farms The Emerald Triangle is a cluster of rural counties in the woods of Northern California. It’s also the Wild West of the marijuana industry. In harvest season, young people arrive at the pot farms there to trim the buds of marijuana plants. It’s a good seasonal gig, but most growers are men and many of the trimmers are women, which means there is an environment for sexual exploitation. A new report by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting explores the lives of ‘trimmigrants’ and reveals the sexual abuse some say they’ve been subjected to.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”