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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

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Every week Good Food visits the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and brings the latest news from farmers and chefs.

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Recipe: Salad of Chicken, Cherries, and Watercress with Creamy Tarragon Dressing

Posted May 7, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Southern California farmers’ markets are overflowing with cherries this spring. If you can resist the temptation to eat them straight from the bag, this seasonal salad from Diana Henry’s book, A Bird in the Hand, is a fun way to bring cherries into a savory dish.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted May 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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This week market manager Laura Avery talks to Damien Raquinio, co-owner of Golden State Papaya, the first commercial papaya farm in California. We also hear from chef Jerry Su who is shopping for stinging nettles.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Empress Pavilion in Chinatown

Posted May 1, 2015 by | 3 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he returns to the rekindled Empress Pavilion in Chinatown. When the restaurant first opened in the late 1980′s customers waited 2 hours for dim sum. Today the lines have moved to the San Gabriel Valley, but Jonathan says the dim sum at the newly renovated Empress Pavilion remains a solid (line-free) option.

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Cocktail Recipe: Sangrita Verde

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At B.S. Taqueria in Downtown LA, beverage director Michael Lay serves a green riff on sangrita blending juices like celery, tomatillo, cucumber and jicama with citrus and a hit of spice.

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Cocktail Recipe: B.S. Taqueria’s Hoja Santa Margarita

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The Hoja Santa at B.S. Taqueria in Downtown LA is a riff on a margarita, but the addition of the Mexican herb hoja santa and cucumber make this cocktail extra refreshing (and perfect for washing down one of chef Ray Garcia’s clam and lardo tacos.)

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Cadet in Santa Monica

Posted April 24, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he visits Cadet, the solo project from chef Kris Tominaga (formerly of Hart & the Hunter). While he’s intrigued by the concept, Jonathan is less impressed with the execution of the large plates which are served with an assortment of house-made side dishes. However, he suggests that it’s a solid watering hole with an interesting bar program and satisfying snacks.

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Recipe: Marc Vetri’s Spaghetti with Pepper Ragù

Posted April 23, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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This recipe for Spaghetti with Pepper Ragù is from chef Marc Vetri’s new book Mastering Pasta. He says, “This is a simple dish, but the mix of peppers makes it special. If you use only one kind of pepper, the ragù won’t have the same complexity.”

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted April 23, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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This week Murray Family Farms is back with Brooks cherries, white peaches and yellow nectarines. Owner Steve Murray says his cherry crop is about 10% of normal due to water shortages and extreme heat.

Sweet Rose Creamery ice cream chef Shiho Yoshikawa was thrilled to find both cherries and papayas (more on that next week) at Wednesday’s market. She is also using spring herbs in her seasonal ice creams and sorbets at Sweet Rose Creamery.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Redbird at the Vibiana in Downtown LA

Posted April 17, 2015 by | 3 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he visits Redbird, the much-anticipated opening from chef Neal Fraser.

The opening of the restaurant (which is housed in the former rectory of Downtown’s Saint Vibiana Cathedral) was plagued with delays, but Jonathan says it was worth the wait.

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