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After 20 Years of Negotiations, American Apples Arrive in China

Posted November 6, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
Wholesale buyers checking out pallets of imported fruit Photo credit: Fiona Reilly.

China is the biggest producer of apples in the world, but almost all of them are of one kind: Fuji. A recent apple trade deal means that now all American apple varieties are allowed into China. Before the agreement, only Red and Golden Delicious were allowed in.

Fruit is a huge part of the country’s gift giving culture, and this could mean huge business ahead of the holidays.

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Recipe: Pumpkin & Pumpkin Seed Maccheroncini

Posted October 9, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seed Maccheroncini. Photo: Michael Harlan Turkell

The versatility of pasta makes it the perfect staple ingredient for every cook’s pantry. Chef/owner Sara Jenkins of NYC’s Porsena and food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins pair pumpkins and pasta in this seasonal recipe.

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Recipe: Dairy-Free Coconut Pound Cake

Posted September 25, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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Jovial Foods Founder Carla Bartolucci came across the heirloom wheat varietal, einkorn, while searching for an alternative grain for her daughter. This Dairy-Free Coconut Pound Cake recipe comes from her new book, Einkorn: Recipes for Nature’s Original Wheat.

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Jonathan Gold, Sherry Yard and Nicole Rucker Return to Judge the 7th Annual Good Food Pie Contest!

Posted September 22, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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This year’s judging panel includes Pulitzer Prize winning critic (and cream pie aficionado) Jonathan Gold as well as pastry chef Sherry Yard and previous pie contest champion Nicole Rucker. We are thrilled to bring back pie judging pros and welcome new faces to the judges deck. Click for the full list of judges.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Catch & Release

Posted August 28, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he discusses the seafood driven menu at Catch & Release in Marina del Rey. The restaurant is a collaborative effort from restaurateur Bill Chait and chef Jason Neroni.

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Recipe: Harissa, Two Ways

Posted August 25, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Orly Olivier is an artist and photographer based in Los Angeles. Her exhibition, Petit Takett: Love, Legacy, and Recipes from the Maghreb, at the Skirball Center invokes her Tunisian Jewish heritage with photographs, recipes and household objects. She says, “Petit Takett is my way of honoring both my familyʼs heritage and their crazy love for food.”

Good Food on the Road, Restaurants »

Jonathan Gold Reviews Sāmbār in Culver City

Posted August 21, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he takes us to Culver City where Akasha Richmond has transformed the old Ford’s Filling Station into a farm-to-table Indian restaurant called Sāmbār. While the pork shoulder vindaloo may not be for purists, Mr. Gold says he “digs it.”

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Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Figs and Sumac Aioli

Posted August 21, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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This week we spotted chef David Lefevre shopping for figs at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. At Fishing with Dynamite he tosses fresh black mission figs with quinoa, arugula, asparagus and a dollop of sumac aioli for this refreshing late-summer salad.

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Recipe: Hangtown Fry

Posted August 21, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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Libby O’Connell is chief historian for the History Channel and author of several books. Her new book, The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites, catalogs our edible heritage bite by bite. In it she recounts the origin story of the Hangtown Fry, named after Hangtown, California which is now Placerville.

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Recipe: Massimo Bottura’s Spaghetti Caterse

Posted August 14, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Massimo Bottura is the chef at Osteria Francescana, a three Michelin starred restaurant in Modena, Italy. The restaurant is currently ranked second in the world on the San Pellegrino 50 Best List. The evolution of his restaurant along with an exploration into his twenty-five year career are documented in his book Never Trust A Skinny Italian Chef.