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Recipe: Carbonara

Posted August 14, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Elizabeth Minchilli’s new book, Eating Rome: Living the Good Life in the Eternal City, offers advice on where to find the city’s best eats, from pasta to gelato. If a trip to Italy isn’t in the cards she also shares recipes for her Roman favorites, like this one for carbonara.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Cassia in Santa Monica

Posted August 7, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week, he visits Cassia in Santa Monica. The buzzy new opening is a partnership between Chef Bryant Ng (formerly of Spice Table), Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan.

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Chanko-nabe, The Recipe for Sumo Success

Posted August 7, 2015 by | 3 Comments | ]
Pro sumo wrestlers adhere to a rigid diet centered on a simple traditional Japanese dish: chanko-nabe. This stew is cooked in a clay pot and is made with a combination of broth, vegetables, chicken, pork, wild boar, beef, fish, seafood and tofu. Chanko-nabe is on the menu at Shin-Sen-Gumi in Gardena.

One of the largest sumo competitions outside Japan will be held in California on Saturday. To the untrained eye, sumo may look like big fat wrestlers in underwear pushing and shoving each other around the ring. But there’s much more to the sport than meets the eye, including a strict training regimen and rigid diet.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted July 31, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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This week market manager Laura Avery and pomologist David Karp discuss the prized Gravenstein apple, a variety emblematic of top-quality. He explains that the Gravensteins do not store well, so they are best eaten right away or preserved in pies or cider.

Karp says the best Gravensteins are grown in Sebastopol, home to Nana Mae Organics who will make a one-day appearance on August 2nd at the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market.

Plus, Jessica Koslow, chef-owner of Sqirl, talks about her yearly visit to Walker Apples in Sebastopol, where she loads up her car with as many Gravenstein apples as can fit. She boils the Gravensteins low and slow for her apple butter.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Mapo Galbi in Koreatown

Posted July 31, 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 Mapo Galbi, a “dak galbi” specialist in Koreatown. He says you can order beef or pork belly, but you are there for the chicken dak galbi, a spicy Korean stir-fried chicken.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted July 24, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
Mark Carpenter showing Laura Avery his heirloom tomatoes

This week market manager Laura Avery catches up with Brian Dunsmoor, executive chef and co-owner of the newly opened Hatchet Hall in Culver City. He is shopping for tomatoes for his sliced tomato dish and for corn with which he makes both creamed corn and corn milk.

Plus, farmer Mark Carpenter of Coastal Farms talks about his many varieties of heirloom tomatoes and the challenge of growing thin-skinned varieties.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Belcampo in Santa Monica

Posted July 23, 2015 by | 4 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Belcampo in Santa Monica. It is the Southern California flagship for Belcampo Meat Company, the first vertically integrated meat company to oversee their animals from the ranch to the table.

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René Redzepi Baffled By the Way Angelenos Handle “The Rain”

Posted July 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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When Rene Redzepi visited the Good Food studio in November of 2013 he was baffled by the way Angelenos handled the weather.

Listen to him poke fun of local news anchors reporting on what has become a rarity in Los Angeles: rain.

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Powered by Poop: How to Produce a Tasty Cheese with the Help of Farm Waste

Posted July 17, 2015 by | 6 Comments | ]
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Some dairymen are using farm waste to help with cheesemaking and bottling milk. Abbie Fentress Swanson visits the Giacomini farm in Northern California where a methane digester powers the milk parlor and cheese plant.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Burritos La Palma in El Monte

Posted July 17, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Burritos La Palma in El Monte. There is more than one burrito on the menu, but Gold says you’re there for one thing: the burrito de birria.

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