Chef Carlos Salgado of Taco María is rallying the effort to protect and preserve Mexican Heirloom corn after a federal court overturned a two-year-old ban that had prevented biotech companies from planting their genetically modified corn in Mexico.
This year’s pie contestants competed across a range of seven different categories ranging from Fruit, Savory, Cooked Custard, Cream, Nut and Vegan, along with a special “World” category. The competition was fierce, with so many creative entries submitted for each of the categories.
This week market manager Laura Avery talks with farmer Andy Mariani of Andy’s Orchard about why his fruits have such unique flavors. He says his growing region benefits from the Coastal Valleys’ warm days and cold nights.
She also talks with Nicole Rucker, co-owner of Cofax, and former KCRW Pie Contest winner, who is shopping for July Flame peaches.