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If they offer it at all, most Indian restaurants have banished the thick, doughy flatbread called roti to the nether pages of their menus, in favor of its lighter, more popular cousin, naan. But in Trinidad and Guyana, roti reigns. It’s more than just a starch to soak up your curry – it’s a point of national pride. South Asians brought roti with them to the West Indies when they arrived as indentured servants in the mid 1800s. Since then, the bread has made another migration – from Port-of-Spain and Georgetown, up to West Indian kitchens and restaurants of Queens, New York.
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I visited Havana in September with my Cuban-American boyfriend to meet some of his family who had remained in the country. While I was there, I eagerly sought out some of the culinary highlights of the city.
Coppelia, named after the Italian ballet, is one of Havana’s oldest and most famous eateries. It’s a state-run ice cream parlor, that as the story goes- was born out of Fidel Castro’s love of dairy.
Once again, congratulations to all the contestants on another wonderful event. Below are scenes from the day’s festivities from pie drop off to the announcement of Best in Show. All photos courtesy of Caught in the Moment Photography.
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We get a lesson from Horrible Bosses’ P.J. Byrne on growing tomatoes and learn why urban gardening is all “Gravy.”
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Fields of Gold: Nate Peitso and Andrea Crawford are Bringing Local Wheat to a Farmers Market Near You
The big news for Southern California bakers and market goers is that Andrea Crawford (Kenter Canyon Farms) and her son Nate Peitso (Maggie’s Farm) are going into the grain business. According to Peitso, his mother recently got into baking “in a big way” and was disappointed in the commercial wheat available. On their first attempt at growing wheat, the two planted 50 acres – including heirloom …
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If you listen to this week’s Baja-edition of Good Food and you still aren’t convinced to drive across the border, let these photos twist your arm. Photographer Oana Marian was on our road trip from LA to Tijuana, to Ensenada, to the Valle de Guadalupe and back. Here are 25 of the photos she took along the way.
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Whenever I travel my holy grail is to have conversations with actual people of the area and check out a regular person’s kitchen. There is no better way to do this than to cadge an invitation to dine at someone’s home. But sometimes you are really “dining”, not just eating. The whole event can be over burdened with expectations and formality on the part …
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We’re going on a Dosa Hunt folks and it’s happening on Instagram.
After interviewing Amrit Singh about his short film Dosa Hunt, Evan and I could not get dosa out of our heads. Evan calls this “suggestive eating” and I call it a hazard of the job.
In an effort to find the best dosa in the Southland, we’re starting our own dosa hunt on instagram. …
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Today we’re introducing a new series on the Good Food Blog. Our Edible Garden Profiles will showcase the abundance and variety of edible gardens in Southern California.
Jane Seymour is a multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner. She is well known for her role in the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die and her portrayal of “Dr. Quinn” on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman which ran for six seasons. When …
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Hundreds of exotic show chickens vied for the title of Best in Show at the Seaside Feather Fanciers Spring Fling poultry show in Ventura last month. The last competition of the season offered birds and breeders a final chance to bag a chicken-topped trophy along with bragging rights until September. Independent producer Gideon Brower reports from the show.