A Hidden Kitchens Special with the Kitchen Sisters07/04/14
The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, are the team behind the Hidden Kitchens series on NPR?s Morning Edition. This week they join us in the studio to discuss four of their most recent stories.
Alcohol, Caffeine and the Death of the Microwave
Besha Rodell talks about her award-winning article on the cultural significance of the 40 oz, and we hear about Blue Bottle Coffee?s acquisition of Handsome Coffee Roasters. Plus, is the microwave era over?
Artisanal Toast, Blood Clams, Is Fat our Friend?
We talk about the bread that?s helped launch the nationwide toast trend and how a newly lifted ban on some Mexican clams will change L.A. menus; plus, is fat our friend after all?
Is Fusion a Bad Word?, The Food in "Game of Thrones," Hot Pot
Jonathan Gold explains why the term "fusion" is no longer useful. Plus, he reviews a hot pot restaurant in the SGV. Elina Shatkin explores the food scenes in GOT.
UpClose: Dan Barber in Conversation with Evan Kleiman
Dan Barber is the award winning chef of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. His new book is "The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food."
A Vegetarian Poet, Eating Wild Foods, the Best Fries in LA
Dan Barber tells us how farm-to-table missed the mark. A 12-year-old shares his poem to vegan meat. Plus, a look at wild foods and urban foraging.
What Is Authentic Cuisine? The SGV, Cheese Mites
From Paris to Japan, we explore the shifting notion of authenticity. A San Gabriel Valley native revisits her hometown. Plus, are cheese mites a nuisance or a boon?
The Baja Show: Javier Plascencia, Baja Craft Beer and Wine
Good Food goes to Baja: Javier Plascencia gives us a tour of a Tijuana market. Plus, we travel to Ensenada for tostadas and the Valle de Guadalupe for wine.
Weight, Fat Shaming, Fed Up the Movie, Jonathan Gold's 101
Is fat shaming worse in LA than in other cities? Plus, we discuss the new documentary Fed Up with its creators and Jonathan Gold previews his 101 best restaurants.
Jon Favreau and Roy Choi Talk Chef, Ruth Reichl on Fiction
Jon Favreau and Roy Choi detail the making of the new film Chef. Ruth Reichl discusses her new novel and punk rocker turned chef Terri Wahl offers brunch ideas.
Wine Fraud, What to Do with Masa, J Gold Revisits the Derby
We explore a riveting case of wine fraud, a masa master in Boyle Heights tells us how it's done and Jonathan Gold takes us to The Derby for bacon-wrapped steak.
Can French Food Be Saved?, Grilled Cheese, Farm-to-Toaster
David Lebovitz takes us on a culinary tour of Paris, Eric Greenspan talks grilled cheese, and we look at the farm-to-toaster movement.
Eggs Galore, Easter Candy, and the Sriracha Plot Thickens
From eggs to candy, we cover all things Easter. Plus, we head to Little Saigon for nem nuong and hear an update on the status of the Sriracha factory in Irwindale.
Vegan for Passover, the Perfect Apron, Buttermilk Drops
Actor/bakery owner Dwight Henry tells us about his popular spot, The Buttermilk Drop. We meet the designer behind some of LA's aprons and we cover all things Passover.
Tiki Mania, Lime Shortage, a Taste of the South
We hear about tiki bars and cocktails past and present, Matt Biancaniello tells us how he's making margaritas sans limes and Donald Link gives us a taste of the South.
Orthorexia, Going Paleo, the Industrialized Meat Conundrum
The folks from Nom Nom Paleo talk about the paleo diet, Hank Shaw celebrates a hunting revival, and a new book reveals conditions in slaughterhouses across the US.
Stays in Vegas: Water, Restaurant Unions and Off Strip Eats
In part two of Good Food's Vegas special, we focus on life off the strip through food, culture and water conservation efforts in one of the US's labor strongholds.
What Happens in Vegas: From Buffets to Mind-Bending Mixology
Good Food heads to the strip to explore the evolution of Vegas dining, all you can eat buffets, luxury fine dining and the city's most mind-bending cocktail.
Guerrilla Tacos, Avocado Gangs, Cooking for Persian New Year
Jonathan Gold reviews an unusual taco truck, David Mills details the avocado cartels in Mexico and Louisa Shafia shares updated recipes for Persian cooking.
East LA's Donut Man, Wolfgang Puck's Oscar Menu, Hops Tea
Carolina Miranda meets a donut-slinging luchador, Wolfgang Puck tells us what's on the Oscars menu and we learn about a hops tea that's brewing at Grand Central Market.
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