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Making Umeboshi with Sonoko Sakai

Posted July 10, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Umeboshi. Break down the word and it means Japanese plum (ume) dried (boshi), but the flavor is of a salted or pickled plum – salty, sour and sweet.

Sonoko Sakai grew up in Japan where every June she would help her grandmother prepare the ume for pickling. Now that she lives in California where ume are unavailable, she is experimenting with making her own apricot-boshi.

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Recipe: Honeyed Fried Chicken with Hot Honey Sauce and Biscuits

Posted July 10, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Rebecca Lang is a food writer, cooking instructor, television personality, and a ninth-generation Southerner. In her new cookbook she shares recipes for Southern Fried classics like Buttermilk-Soaked, Bacon-Fried Chicken in Gravy as well as riffs on Japanese Kara-Age and Jerk Drumsticks.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Kinjiro in Little Tokyo

Posted July 10, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Kinjiro, an artisanal izakaya in Little Tokyo.

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Recipe: Pollo en Bistec (Chicken and Potatoes Stewed in Oregano and Black Pepper Sauce)

Posted June 29, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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Since 2003, David Sterling has been living in the city of Merida where he offers cooking classes and gives culinary tours. This recipe for Pollo en Bistec comes from his book Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition which won the James Beard Award for Cookbook of the Year.

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Recipe: The Perfect Cup of Darjeeling

Posted June 12, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]

Steeping the perfect cup of Darjeeling tea is simple but exacting. Jeff Koehler, author of Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World’s Greatest Tea, joins us this week on Good Food.

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Cocktail Historian David Wondrich Talks Shop This Week on Good Food

Posted May 15, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]

David Wondrich recently updated his James Beard Award winning cocktail bible, IMBIBE! He joins Evan this week to discuss getting your drink on.

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Mixing Cocktails and Conversation

Posted May 14, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]

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.”

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Redbird at the Vibiana in Downtown LA

Posted April 17, 2015 by | 3 Comments | ]

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he visits Redbird, the much-anticipated opening from chef Neal Fraser.

The opening of the restaurant (which is housed in the former rectory of Downtown’s Saint Vibiana Cathedral) was plagued with delays, but Jonathan says it was worth the wait.

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Recipe: Olive Oil Drenched Ceviche

Posted April 17, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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This recipe comes to us from Nancy Harmon Jenkins. Her latest cookbook is Virgin Territory: Exploring the World of Olive Oil.

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Recipe: Dungeness Crab Breakfast Galette

Posted April 3, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Roxana Jullapat’s Breakfast Galette could be called the little-black-dress of breakfast pastries. At Elysian where she hosts a Sunday pop up brunch, she fills the galette with spring herbs, dungeness crab and Meyer lemon before popping an egg on top. But she says the filling is versatile.