Show 60, February 8, 2013: Brad A. Johnson, Restaurant Critic, Orange County Register

Letter Grades at RestaurantsLast month The Orange County Register’s James Beard Award-winning restaurant critic, Brad A. Johnson, was looking to review a Newport Beach restaurant. Instead all of the members of his dining group came down with severe cases of food poisoning. When Brad checked the Orange County Health Department records of this restaurant he was surprised to learn that they had received a serious violation on each of their previous inspections since they opened two years ago.

Brad is with us to discuss his campaign for Orange County restaurants to receive Letter Grades as a result of their Health Department inspections as is practice in Los Angeles County and other areas of California.

Show 13, January 19, 2013: Delilah Snell, home canning and preservation (continued)

Delilah is also organizing the Craftcation Conference in Ventura from March 21 to 24, 2013. It’s a conference with workshops in business, arts, crafts and foods.

Also discussed was the new Cottage Food Act which lets home producers of certain artisan food products sell their products. Health Dept. inspection is necessary.