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A Postcard from Slow Food’s Poultry Processing Workshop

Posted July 17, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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On June 1st, Slow Food LA sent out an invitation to a workshop. In the subject line read: Face Your Food – Poultry Processing Workshop.

Later that week a small crowd gathered at Barley’s Farm in La Habra Heights. They were there to learn how to humanely kill, de-feather, and process a chicken.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted July 17, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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This week market manager Laura Avery talks with Sara Kramer, chef and co-owner of Madcapra in the Grand Central Market. Sara is shopping for Chinese and Japanese eggplant varieties, which she favors for their sweet taste and minimal bitterness. She seasons and grills them with olive oil and salt for her eggplant and plum salad.

Farmer Scott Peacock of Peacock Family Farms is back at the market with his prized eggplants. This season he planted sixteen varieties including the Chinese and Japanese varieties Sara Kramer uses at Madcapra.

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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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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

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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.

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

Posted July 10, 2015 by | 7 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

Posted July 3, 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 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 | 3 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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