Kim spoke with Amelia Saltsman, who is the daughter of a Romanian mother and an Iraqi father who met in the Israeli army and immigrated to Los Angeles where she was born and raised. Her cooking reflects her eclectic background, with the diverse flavors and cultural touchstones that have made her first cookbook, The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, a beloved classic.
Amelia’s name is synonymous with intuitive, seasonal cooking, and she is regularly sought out for her expertise by publications such as Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, and Vegetarian Times. She is a frequent guest on KCRW’s “Good Food with Evan Kleiman” and a long-time advocate for small family farms and farmers’ markets. Amelia is a favorite at Rancho La Puerta in Mexico, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and more. To learn more, visit www.AmeliaSaltsman.com.
We also spoke to executive chef John Metz of Marlow’s Tavern.
Listen below to both interviews below.