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Jonathan Gold Reviews Belcampo in Santa Monica

Posted July 23, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Belcampo in Santa Monica. It is the Southern California flagship for Belcampo Meat Company, the first vertically integrated meat company to oversee their animals from the ranch to the table.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted July 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Every week Good Food visits the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and brings the latest news from farmers and chefs.
This week market manager Laura Avery catches up with Brian Dunsmoor, executive chef and co-owner of the newly opened Hatchet Hall in Culver City. He is shopping for tomatoes for his sliced tomato dish and for corn with which he makes both creamed corn and corn milk.
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Jonathan Gold Reviews Belcampo in Santa Monica

Posted July 23, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]
Photo: Lauren di Matteo

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Belcampo in Santa Monica. It is the Southern California flagship for Belcampo Meat Company, the first vertically integrated meat company to oversee their animals from the ranch to the table.

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René Redzepi Baffled By the Way Angelenos Handle “The Rain”

Posted July 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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When Rene Redzepi visited the Good Food studio in November of 2013 he was baffled by the way Angelenos handled the weather.

Listen to him poke fun of local news anchors reporting on what has become a rarity in Los Angeles: rain.

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Powered by Poop: How to Produce a Tasty Cheese with the Help of Farm Waste

Posted July 17, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Some dairymen are using farm waste to help with cheesemaking and bottling milk. Abbie Fentress Swanson visits the Giacomini farm in Northern California where a methane digester powers the milk parlor and cheese plant.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Burritos La Palma in El Monte

Posted July 17, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Burritos La Palma in El Monte. There is more than one burrito on the menu, but Gold says you’re there for one thing: the burrito de birria.

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A Postcard from Slow Food’s Poultry Processing Workshop

Posted July 17, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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On June 1st, Slow Food LA sent out an invitation to a workshop. In the subject line read: Face Your Food – Poultry Processing Workshop.

Later that week a small crowd gathered at Barley’s Farm in La Habra Heights. They were there to learn how to humanely kill, de-feather, and process a chicken.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted July 17, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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This week market manager Laura Avery talks with Sara Kramer, chef and co-owner of Madcapra in the Grand Central Market. Sara is shopping for Chinese and Japanese eggplant varieties, which she favors for their sweet taste and minimal bitterness. She seasons and grills them with olive oil and salt for her eggplant and plum salad.

Farmer Scott Peacock of Peacock Family Farms is back at the market with his prized eggplants. This season he planted sixteen varieties including the Chinese and Japanese varieties Sara Kramer uses at Madcapra.

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Making Umeboshi with Sonoko Sakai

Posted July 10, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Umeboshi. Break down the word and it means Japanese plum (ume) dried (boshi), but the flavor is of a salted or pickled plum – salty, sour and sweet.

Sonoko Sakai grew up in Japan where every June she would help her grandmother prepare the ume for pickling. Now that she lives in California where ume are unavailable, she is experimenting with making her own apricot-boshi.

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Recipe: Honeyed Fried Chicken with Hot Honey Sauce and Biscuits

Posted July 10, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Rebecca Lang is a food writer, cooking instructor, television personality, and a ninth-generation Southerner. In her new cookbook she shares recipes for Southern Fried classics like Buttermilk-Soaked, Bacon-Fried Chicken in Gravy as well as riffs on Japanese Kara-Age and Jerk Drumsticks.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted July 10, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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This week market manager Laura Avery talks with farmer Andy Mariani of Andy’s Orchard about why his fruits have such unique flavors. He says his growing region benefits from the Coastal Valleys’ warm days and cold nights.

She also talks with Nicole Rucker, co-owner of Cofax, and former KCRW Pie Contest winner, who is shopping for July Flame peaches.

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