AirTalk for August 22, 2012

'The Taste' of the Times features field to fork menus

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What are your farmer's market favorites during the summer?

The end of summer doesn’t only bring school back to session and cooler weather, but some of the very best fruits and vegetables of the year. And here in California, we have a lot to choose from.

To mark the changing season – and all that delicious produce – the LA Times is hosting a series of food-related events Labor Day Weekend. From cocktails and beer to LA’s best restaurants, the panels cover a variety of topics.

For all the home chefs out there, the first session focuses on farmers’ markets, and includes a panel of growers, and cooking challenge among local chefs. Seasonal produce, specialty vegetables and fruits, home-grown grains make for delicious, handcrafted meals.

What are your farmer’s market favorites this time of year? And what are the fruits and veggies you’re dying to try, but haven’t yet found the perfect recipe? LA Times food editor Russ Parsons and chef David LeFevre are in the house to answer your burning food questions.

Guests:

Russ Parsons, food editor for the Los Angeles Times

Chef David LeFevre of the restaurant Manhattan Beach Post, formerly of Downtown LA’s Water Grill


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