This week on Eat LA on Off-Ramp, producer Kevin Ferguson goes along with caterer Jennie Cook as she feeds the Occupy LA encampment; Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks to Mark Peel, owner/chef of Campanile and Tar Pit, about that most unappreciated of herbs, parsley; and Eat LA contributing editor Linda Burum talks with Jose Martinez, who’s importing fresh, purebred, acorn-fed pork from Spain.
Here’s the link to the podcast for this week’s Eat LA on Off-Ramp, on KPCC 89.3FM.
Called iberico fresco, this fresh pork is arriving in the U.S. for the first time, and Linda Burum says its taste is extraordinary. To learn more about it, check out the site for Lighthouse Trade, which is importing it to Los Angeles. Here’s our short list of the best places in town to buy or taste iberico fresco.
Bar Pintxo, 109 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.458.2012 (coming in December)
Father’s Office, 3229 Helms Ave., Culver City, 310.736.2224; 1018 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, 310.393.2337
Fig, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.319.3111 (coming in December)
Ink, 8360 Melrose Ave., Melrose, 323.651.5866
Mélisse, 1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.395.0881
Picca, 9575 W. Pico Blvd., West LA, 310.277.0133
Playa, 7360 Beverly Blvd., Beverly/Third, 323.933.5300