Gold Medal Gardening, Quick Recipes, Japanese Food Models

Hancock Park native Ali Slagle calls the Godmother sandwich from Bay Cities Deli an “eat-on-the-beach” lunch. She uses that as inspiration for an egg salad dinner creation.

After retiring from barge sailing on the River Thames, Gerald Stratford took a different route than most septuagenarians – becoming a Twitter sensation while contributing his gardening skills. Ali Slagle avoids mise-en-place and includes prep in her recipes for perfectly simple meals. Tejal Rao tracks down the artisans who make the plastic food models displayed in the windows of Japanese restaurants. Helena Bottemiller Evich reports on the baby food shortage and the precursors leading to national panic. Finally, cherry season is short, but it’s happening at the farmer’s market now.