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Latrine Cuisine: The Disturbing Reality of the Magic Restroom Cafe

Posted October 29, 2013 by | 2 Comments | ]
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When we sent independent producer Gideon Brower to sniff out the newly opened Magic Restroom Cafe, we had no idea it would be this traumatizing.

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Finding the Best Roti in NYC

Posted October 16, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
Grace Ali pulls off some roti to dunk into her curry at Singh’s in Ozone Park, NY.

If they offer it at all, most Indian restaurants have banished the thick, doughy flatbread called roti to the nether pages of their menus, in favor of its lighter, more popular cousin, naan. But in Trinidad and Guyana, roti reigns. It’s more than just a starch to soak up your curry – it’s a point of national pride.

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Poultry Show Pits Fowl Against Fowl

Posted May 5, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
One of the many exotic chickens competing for Best in Show.

Hundreds of exotic show chickens vied for the title of Best in Show at the Seaside Feather Fanciers Spring Fling poultry show in Ventura last month. The last competition of the season offered birds and breeders a final chance to bag a chicken-topped trophy along with bragging rights until September. Scroll down for a slideshow with more pictures of chickens at the Seaside Feather Fanciers Spring …

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A Farewell to Bahooka Family Restaurant

Posted March 9, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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This weekend on Good Food, independent producer Gideon Brower bids farewell to Bahooka Family Restaurant in Rosemead. The tiki-themed restaurant will close its doors forever after service this Sunday, March 10th. Looking at the photos below, it’s no surprise that Bahooka was a cult favorite for decades. As Los Angeles Magazine’s Chris Nichols points out, “It’s so psychedelic that it makes complete sense that they filmed Fear and Loathing …

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Looking for Love for Just 99 Cents

Posted February 13, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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This week on Good Food Independent Producer Gideon Brower goes looking for love at his local discount stores. He finds long stem chocolate roses, whipped cream and plastic champagne flutes at the 99 cent store in Venice.  Another 99 cent store nearby is peddling heart shaped cake-pop stands while Santa Monica gas station mini-marts featured chocolate, Gatorade, Monster drinks, sandwiches (who says you can’t say I love …

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Cambodian Food in Long Beach

Posted December 8, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Independent Producer Sonata Lee Narcisse discovers the flavors of Cambodia at a Cambodian New Years festival earlier this year in Long Beach. She then travels to Long Beach where she visits Sophy’s, a restaurant at the heart of the Cambodian community in Southern California.
This piece originally aired on Good Food as part of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project.

 

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The Mini-Market Report

Posted November 3, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Gideon Brower is an independent producer. He talks to S.K. Ahmed aka “Comet” who works at the 7-11 on the corner of Pico and Lincoln in Santa Monica about the seasonal items, including election themed donuts and pumpkin coffee — at 7-11. This piece aired on Good Food right before the 2012 presidential election.

 

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Maryland Crabs and a Tour of the Washington, DC Seaport

Posted September 17, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]
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In this episode of Good Food, Independent producer Christopher Johnson gives us a tour of the Washington, DC seaport. He’s a native, and a big fan of Maryland Crabs simply seasoned with Old Bay.
Also on this episode of Good Food:
Johnathan Gold takes us back in time to Chef John Sedlar’s first restaurant, Saint Estèphe. The Hot Knives tell us how to get corn syrup out of the pantry …

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LA’s First Community Oven

Posted May 19, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Sasa Woodruff is an independent producer. She documented the launch of a wood burning community oven built by the Los Angeles Bread Bakers and other baking enthusiasts. To find out more about the oven contact the Los Angeles Bread Bakers.

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Slovakian Christmas Cookies

Posted December 24, 2011 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Sasa Woodruff is an independent producer. She tells the story of her Slovakian mother who makes dozens upon dozens of Christmas Cookies each year for family and friends. A recipe for her mother’s Christmas Cookies is on the Good Food blog.
This piece originally aired on Good Food and was co-produced by Gillian Ferguson.

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