Audio, Farmers Market »
Market manager Laura Avery catches chef Ray Garcia shopping for beets. Ray serves a marinated and fried beet “milanesa” torta at BS Taqueria. Plus, farmer James Birch of Flora Bella Farm discusses his freshly dug purple majesty potatoes.
Audio, Recent Shows »
Jews and Muslims in Los Angeles don’t often get together for drinks. After all, religious Muslims don’t drink, and the two groups have had their differences.
But a new project aims to get members of both groups talking to each other, while crafting simple yet delicious non-alcoholic beverages, or “mocktails.”
Farmers Market »
Every week Good Food visits the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and brings the latest news from farmers and chefs.
Southern California farmers’ markets are overflowing with cherries this spring. If you can resist the temptation to eat them straight from the bag, this seasonal salad from Diana Henry’s book, A Bird in the Hand, is a fun way to bring cherries into a savory dish.
At B.S. Taqueria in Downtown LA, beverage director Michael Lay serves a green riff on sangrita blending juices like celery, tomatillo, cucumber and jicama with citrus and a hit of spice.
The Hoja Santa at B.S. Taqueria in Downtown LA is a riff on a margarita, but the addition of the Mexican herb hoja santa and cucumber make this cocktail extra refreshing (and perfect for washing down one of chef Ray Garcia’s clam and lardo tacos.)
This recipe for Spaghetti with Pepper Ragù is from chef Marc Vetri’s new book Mastering Pasta. He says, “This is a simple dish, but the mix of peppers makes it special. If you use only one kind of pepper, the ragù won’t have the same complexity.”
Farmers Market »
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.
Fish, Recent Shows, Recipes »
This recipe comes to us from Nancy Harmon Jenkins. Her latest cookbook is Virgin Territory: Exploring the World of Olive Oil.
Ana Sofia Peláez grew up in Miami in a Cuban household. When she moved to New York she had to use her taste memory to recreate the dishes of her childhood. And now, along with photographer Ellen Silverman she brings those dishes alive in the book, The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History.