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Prison Dairies Provide Milk and Eggs for Those Behind Bars

Posted February 13, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]

Roughly six percent of California’s inmates work in food production while behind bars. Their jobs range from coffee roasting to almond farming to milk production. In her story for Good Food, Lisa Morehouse set out to discover where all this food goes and more importantly, how does it taste?

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Recipe: Brooks Headley’s Sbrisolona

Posted February 13, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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In his interview with Evan Kleiman, Headley describes his affinity for the Italian sbrisolona, which he describes as a “crumbly cake-cookie hybrid.” Evan Kleiman suggests using it as a crumble on bar cookies or in place of crumble on a chocolate pie. Below is an excerpt from the book and a recipe.

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An Unofficial History of Edible Underwear

Posted February 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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You’d expect novelty items to have a colorful history. But the story behind edible underwear – those candy briefs that pop up as gag gifts at bridal showers – is much stranger than you you’d imagine. How strange is it? The story includes cutting-edge food science, disco, Tokyo Rose and a suitcase stuffed with cash.

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Sweet Memories: Na Young Ma of Proof Bakery

Posted February 9, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]

Na Young Ma of Proof Bakery discusses the flavors that inspire his sweets.

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Recipe: General Tso’s Chicken

Posted February 5, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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General Tso’s chicken is a staple of American Chinese menus nationwide. There are probably as many recipes as there are Chinese restaurants in the US (over 40,000). This particular recipe comes from the filmmakers behind The Search for General Tso, a documentary film from Ian Cheney and Jennifer Lee.

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Jonathan Gold Embraces the New and the Old in Chinatown

Posted February 5, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. Last month he wrote an article for the paper declaring Chinatown the hottest restaurant district in Los Angeles. This week on Good Food he discusses the newcomers as well as his old standbys.

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Recipe: Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

Posted February 5, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]

This week on the market report Laura Avery talks to Michael Fiorelli, chef and partner at Love & Salt in Manhattan Beach. Fiorelli utilizes the whole carrot for this dish. He combines the carrot tops with herbs and preserved lemon to make a carrot top pesto that dresses his roasted carrots.

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Jonathan Gold Documentary ‘City of Gold’ Premieres at Sundance

Posted January 28, 2015 by | 4 Comments | ]

City of Gold, Laura Gabbert’s documentary film about LA’s beloved restaurant critic Jonathan Gold premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival.
In her interview with Evan Kleiman Gabbert says it took three coffee meetings to convince Gold to do the film. Only after telling him that the movie would be “a film about Los Angeles but through his eyes” did he agree to the project. Gabbert …

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The Starry Kitchen Story – From Illegal Restaurant to an Ambitious Kickstarter Campaign

Posted January 26, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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When Nguyen Tran and his wife Thi opened Starry Kitchen it was a part time restaurant operating out of their tiny apartment in North Hollywood. Six years and three brick and mortar locations later, the couple has gone to Kickstarter with an ambitious campaign to #SaveOurBalls (meaning the deep fried tofu balls of course.)

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Celine Clanet Photographs the Reindeer Herders of Northern Norway

Posted January 23, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]

French photographer, Celine Clanet, originally traveled to northern Norway as a tourist and has returned in subsequent years to document the area and its people. The Sami people in this photo series spend the winter herding reindeer.