Recipe: Last Gasp of Gazpacho – Old School

Late Summer Chopped Gazpacho

The Mom asked for Gazpacho for dinner.  Knowing her well I asked if she wanted it the way we made it at Angeli, meaning the traditional Spanish way, a smooth puree of soaked bread, vinegar, copious extra virgin olive oil and tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and onion.  No, she said.  She wanted it salsa style.  I think the last time I made it this way was back in the early 80s so apparently she’s moving back in time when it comes to her palate.  But the Farmers Market Fairy had just delivered some exceptional late summer produce, as you can see from the photo above.  It was quick work…Continue reading »

Roy Choi’s “Street Food” on CNN to Debut Oct 13

Roy Choi debuts on CNN

So the guessing game of who’s  the “Anthony Bourdain protegé” to be getting the new CNN show is over.  Surprise?  It’s Roy Choi and the show is Street Food with Roy Choi. The web series debuts on CNN Digital October 13.  For those inclined to binge, the eight five minute episodes will be easy going down, but don’t expect it to be a food centered show. The first season takes small bites of an LA rarely shown on TV.  The thirty minute total sweeps through LA culture from Roy’s street perspective.  Art, music, empowerment through make-up and some food, of course.  Included in the opening season are: YouTube sensation, Michelle Phan , Jon Favreau, Mike D. , Anthony Bourdain…Continue reading »

Public Radio – The Original Crowdfunder


This morning I’ll be on air asking Good Food listeners to support the show.  Earlier this week as I listened to other hosts ask for support it occurred to me that public radio is the OG of crowdfunding.  All of you come together to support something that you think has value, something you want in your lives.  If you’ve never donated here’s a new way to think of it. If I were to launch a Kickstarter campaign to give Good Food more resources (a couple flashmics for field recording, maybe another full or part time production person, money to do more out of town shows, etc) to make the show…Continue reading »