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

Posted July 17, 2015 by | 3 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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How the “Vietnamese Madonna” Came to Own a Bánh Mì Shop in Little Saigon

Posted July 10, 2015 by | 5 Comments | ]
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In Orange County, California, there’s no shortage of restaurants selling bánh mì, that delicious Vietnamese sandwich featuring a crunchy baguette filled with grilled meat, pate, fresh and pickled vegetables. The OC’s Little Saigon is home to the largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam.  But go to the town of Westminster and you can see a pop star behind the counter, a woman known as the Vietnamese Madonna.

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PIE FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About Entering the 7th Annual Good Food Pie Contest.

Posted July 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Good Food Pie Contest. The event is Sunday, October 4th at The Fowler Museum at UCLA. Find out how to enter your pie in one of 7 categories. If you have any questions they will likely they will be answered here.

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Tokyo’s Animal Cafés

Posted June 26, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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The concept of animal cafes started in Asia more than a decade ago. Writer Gideon Brower visited Tokyo recently, and discovered that while cat cafes remain popular there, some patrons have started moving on to more exotic alternatives.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted May 7, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Every week Good Food visits the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and brings the latest news from farmers and chefs.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted May 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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This week market manager Laura Avery talks to Damien Raquinio, co-owner of Golden State Papaya, the first commercial papaya farm in California. We also hear from chef Jerry Su who is shopping for stinging nettles.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted April 23, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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This week Murray Family Farms is back with Brooks cherries, white peaches and yellow nectarines. Owner Steve Murray says his cherry crop is about 10% of normal due to water shortages and extreme heat.

Sweet Rose Creamery ice cream chef Shiho Yoshikawa was thrilled to find both cherries and papayas (more on that next week) at Wednesday’s market. She is also using spring herbs in her seasonal ice creams and sorbets at Sweet Rose Creamery.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted April 3, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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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 talks to pastry chef Roxana Jullapat about the spring-inspired breakfast galette she is serving this Easter Sunday at Elysian. Plus, farmer Peter Schaner tells us how he uses the spent grains from local craft-breweries to feed his chickens.

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Recipe: Two Valentine’s Day Cocktails from Brandyn Tepper

Posted February 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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If you’re staying in for Valentine’s Day and still don’t have anything lined up, we’ve got a rescue plan that takes place in the comfort of your own home.

KCRW’s Christopher Olin speaks with L.A. bartender Brandyn Tepper (Apartment A) who says a few simple ingredients can turn your stay-at-home holiday into a truly romantic affair.

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An Unofficial History of Edible Underwear

Posted February 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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You’d expect novelty items to have a colorful history. But the story behind edible underwear – those candy briefs that pop up as gag gifts at bridal showers – is much stranger than you you’d imagine. How strange is it? The story includes cutting-edge food science, disco, Tokyo Rose and a suitcase stuffed with cash.

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