good stuff, 5/27 edition

Food recommendations from Tejal Rao who is California restaurant critic of The New York Times

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Food recommendations from Tejal Rao who is California restaurant critic of The New York Times

food, guide, LA, USA, travel

Tejal Rao is the California restaurant critic of The New York Times

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- all of the plum paintings in the Department of Agriculture’s watercolor collection

- Klancy Miller’s new magazine, and looking at food through the gaze of Black women

- A Burning by Megha Majumdar (still thinking about Lovely, hearing her voice in my head)

- The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey — maaaybe a vampire-contagion dystopian novel is not the ideal thing to read in the middle of a pandemic for some folks, but somehow ideal for me

- devoured The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

- making this easy dough about once a week for the perfect, crispy-edged, King Arthur cheesy pan pizza (for sauce I just puree some canned tomatoes, add lots of olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper)

- Melissa’s lemon possets with strawberries (but really with almost any fruit on top)

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Baked rajma; Maangchi’s bean sprouts (if you have whole dry mung, you can easily grow your own sprouts over a few days, it’s so simple and satisfying); my basic kadhi uses up exactly 1 quart of straus yogurt; kale sauce plus toasted cumin seeds with paneer, or plus pasta, or plus random herbs in a frittata; Marcella’s bolognese; Natasha’s scrap tarts; Simone’s chilled noodles (and you can make the sauce veg with finely chopped mushrooms instead of meat, it’s really good)



cherries are in from K&K Ranch at Hollywood and Torrance farmers markets (order via DM);

Kong Thao’s farm boxes for the best spring produce at various pickup points; Botanica reopened with spring produce, provisions, coffee and TP; Yang’s for eggs, whole chicken, produce, Bub and Grandma’s bread; Porridge + Puffs for rice, chickpeas, pickles, flowers; Psychic Wines for wine and cider; Cookbook for tinned fish, beans, cheese, dairy, some produce; Narrative Food for weekly subscription deliveries of local foods (chicken, sausages, pasta, mixed veg); Fresco Market for bigger grocery store shopping; Fig Earth for seeds, soil, potted plants, herbs etc.



lamb birria tacos from Birria Pa La Cruda in El Sereno (Sundays only); Poncho’s Tlayudas for tamales on the weekends; Mole de los Reyes; the boiled fish from Sichuan Impression travels really well; Kang Kang Food Court to stock up on frozen dumplings; Hail Mary for spring-y summery pizzas; Hotville is delivering chicken; pickup tacos plus extra Sonoran-style flour tortillas from El Ruso; Meals by Genet for fresh injera and Ethiopian food; taco nights at Broken Spanish; pickup from Jitlada

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- Hyori’s Bed and Breakfast, the perfect quarantine show (h/t Meghan McCarron)

- you can order Nicole Rucker’s blueberry-rhubarb pies now for a no-contact pickup next weekend — I ordered the cherry-rhubarb crumble pie a couple weeks ago and it was so, so good

- blood sausages are back at Poncho’s, and if you want to buy extra, they freeze really well from raw

- this soothing, strategy card game Morels, for two players (h/t @flybyjing)

- Angela’s cast-iron sourdough discard pancakes, you can use pretty much any fruit

- Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

- listening to new Carly Rae Jepsen, Dedicated Side B AND Emotion Side B in my living room and pretending to be falling in love and on vacation



- That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam

- MF Doom - Special Herbs

- Samorost 1, 2 and 3 (long), Botanicula (medium) and Chuchel (short) games all by Amanita (you might need Flash)



- Speed Dating for Ghosts if you’re not feeling impatient — cute, weird illustration and writing

- João Gilberto - Voz e Violão

- Roots Manuva - Brand New Second Hand



- The Talented Mr. Ripley — a bunch of people on Twitter were watching the movie and it made me want to read the book, and god, it was so delicious and scary and good

- sped through Trust Exercise, which got me feeling maybe too many teenage feelings

- Perfect Tunes made me so nostalgic for New York (specifically the mid aughts New York of flip-phones and DuMont Burgers and smoking in stairwells)

good stuff, 5/27 edition
Tags Food, Guide, LA, USA, Travel
Type Google Doc
Published 06/03/2021, 20:08:42


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