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How the “Vietnamese Madonna” Came to Own a Bánh Mì Shop in Little Saigon

Posted July 10, 2015 by | 5 Comments | ]
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In Orange County, California, there’s no shortage of restaurants selling bánh mì, that delicious Vietnamese sandwich featuring a crunchy baguette filled with grilled meat, pate, fresh and pickled vegetables. The OC’s Little Saigon is home to the largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam.  But go to the town of Westminster and you can see a pop star behind the counter, a woman known as the Vietnamese Madonna.

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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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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted July 3, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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This week market manager Laura Avery talks with pastry chef and cookbook author Robert Wemischner about plums. Plus, melons have returned to local markets. Farmer Victor Gomez tells us about the 5 varieties he has this week at Munak Ranch farm stand.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Jon & Vinny’s on Fairfax

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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Jon and Vinny’s, a “boutique” pizzeria along the Fairfax corridor. It’s the latest project from chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, the duo behind Animal, Son of a Gun, Trois Mec and Petit Trois.

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Market Recipe: Plummy Tea “Sangria”

Posted July 1, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]
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This week on the Market Report, Laura Avery interviews Robert Wemischner, Professor of Baking and Pastry at Los Angeles Trade Technical College and author of The Dessert Architect. He says this recipe for Plummy Tea Sangria is a great way to incorporate farmers’ market fruit into a refreshing beverage for 4th of July.

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PIE FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About Entering the 7th Annual Good Food Pie Contest.

Posted July 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Good Food Pie Contest. The event is Sunday, October 4th at The Fowler Museum at UCLA. Find out how to enter your pie in one of 7 categories. If you have any questions they will likely they will be answered here.

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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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Where to Find the Best Tortillas in LA

Posted June 27, 2015 by | 3 Comments | ]
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Part of what makes a great taco is a great tortilla. So on the occasion of the Los Angeles Magazine Taco Issue, we asked Bill Esparza to share his favorite tortillas in the Southland. Esparza writes the Essential T column for Los Angeles Magazine and is the first ever taco correspondent for Good Food.

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Recipe: Sopa Milpa (Squash Flower and Vegetable Soup)

Posted June 26, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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Lesley Tellez is a food writer and culinary guide. In 2010 she founded Eat Mexico, the first culinary tours in Mexico City devoted to street food, markets and fondas. Her new book Eat Mexico brings that same food to your home kitchen.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Madcapra in the Grand Central Market

Posted June 26, 2015 by | 3 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Madcapra, a Southern California-inspired falafel counter inside the Grand Central Market.

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