Once southern food was hard to find north of the Mason-Dixon line. Now restaurants all over the country are serving grits, collard greens and waffles piled high with fried chicken. A strip mall in LA’s Chinatown is drawing crowds with boxes of bright paprika-colored, mouth-numbingly hot Nashville-style chicken.
Frog Hollow Farm returns to the market this week with juicy organic Golden Sweet apricots. Golden Sweets have an extremely short season so pastry chef Valerie Gordon is stocking up. She’ll be working the apricots into salads, pies and jams at her Echo Park, Grand Central Market and Silverlake shops.