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Recipe: Otium’s Smoked Ruby Red Grapefruit with Cured Amberjack, Chicharrones & Yuzu Crème Fraîche

Posted February 5, 2016 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Otium chef and owner Tim Hollingsworth combines a fine dining sensibility with an appreciation for seasonal, sustainable ingredients and a deep love for rustic wood fire cooking in this winter citrus-inspired dish.

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Weekly Market Digest: Grapefruit

Posted February 5, 2016 by | 0 Comments | ]
AJ Bernard organizes his baskets of fruit by sweetness

Santa Monica Farmers Market manager Laura Avery speaks to AJ Bernard of Bernard Ranches about his grapefruits.

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Weekly Market Digest: Winter Citrus

Posted January 29, 2016 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Now is the time of year to shop for citrus at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market. No matter where you cast your eye, you’ll see tables piled with grapefruits, pomelos, blood oranges and kumquats.

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Recipe: Nyesha Arrington’s Bacon & Eggs

Posted January 22, 2016 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Chef Nyesha Arrington’s Bacon & Eggs at Leona is a personal twist on the American breakfast classic, substituting duck eggs for a more indulgent bowl of wintery goodness.

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Weekly Market Digest: Lily’s Duck Eggs

Posted January 22, 2016 by | 1 Comment | ]
Duck eggs pack more nutrition than the standard egg

Market Manager Laura Avery speaks with Thomas Gomez, of Lily’s Eggs in Filmore, about duck eggs. Plus, Nyesha Arrington, chef-partner at Leona in Venice, gives us her spin on traditional bacon and eggs.

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Weekly Market Digest: Bananas & Meyer Lemons

Posted January 15, 2016 by | Comments Off | ]
Andy Shaeffer, of Vista Punta Gorda, can hardly contain his excitement. It's his first day at the Wednesday Market.

Vista Punta Gorda owner Andy Shaeffer is the newest vendor at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, bringing bananas from his La Conchita plantation. Plus, Jason Neroni, chef-owner of the revamped Rose Cafe in Venice, picks out Meyer lemons for his seasonal, California-inspired menu.

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Recipe: Charcoal Venice’s Grilled Radicchio Salad with Portobello Mushrooms, Maui Onions & Salted Almonds

Posted January 8, 2016 by | 4 Comments | ]
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Chef de cuisine Joseph Johnson of Charcoal Venice shares their warm winter salad recipe for Grilled Radicchio with Portobello Mushrooms, Maui Onions & Salted Almonds.

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Weekly Market Digest: Radicchio

Posted January 8, 2016 by | 1 Comment | ]
Radicchio reaches peak flavor during the current cold, frostier months.

Laura Avery speaks with Nate Peitso, owner of Maggie’s Farm, about radicchio during this time of year. Plus, Joseph Johnson, chef de cuisine of Charcoal Venice, shares his recipe for Grilled Radicchio Salad with Portobello Mushrooms, Maui Onions & Salted Almonds.

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Market Digest: Pomegranates

Posted January 1, 2016 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Laura Avery talks with Laura Ramirez of JJ’s Lone Daughter Ranch and Union Chef Bruce Kalman about pomegranates.

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Recipe: Union’s Pomegranate-Orange Italian Soda

Posted January 1, 2016 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Chef Bruce Kalman of Union in Pasadena and Knead & Co. at Grand Central Market, shares his tricks for juicing pomegranates.

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