Sara’s Weeknight Meals: Season 08

Episode 808: A taste of Northern California

California is farming country and on this episode we get a good look at what farm life is really like when we visit a young farmer who documents his life on the vlog: ricefarmingtv.com. He’ll join me and a local sushi chef to make sushi rolls: inside out cucumber rolls and a classic California roll, plus, a totally unique sushi burger. I also make Peppery Vegetarian Rice with San Francisco native and wok cooking specialist, Grace Young.

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RiceFarmingTV – is a farming blog on You Tube by Matthew Sligar, a third generation rice farmer. His inventive videos on how rice is grown show in detail the life of a modern farmer.


Chef Billy Ngo

Chef Billy Ngo is the Founder, Chef and Partner of Kru Contemporary Japanese Cuisine, Fish Face Poke Bar and Healthy Hounds Kitchen in Sacramento, CA.

Billy was born in Hong Kong and moved to Sacramento when he was 8 months old. A graduate from California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Chef Ngo worked at some of the most prominent sushi restaurants in Sacramento prior to opening Kru in 2005.

Billy has been a featured Chef at Pebble Beach Food & Wine and Los Angeles Food & Wine and has made several television appearances on popular culinary shows including Glutton for Punishment, Man Fire Food and Cutthroat Kitchen.


Grace Young

Grace Young has been called the Stir Fry Guru and the Poet Laureate of the Wok. A James Beard Award winner for her cookbooks, she is the author of numerous books on stir fry techniques and wok cooking, including ‘The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen’, an account of discovering her heritage by returning home to San Francisco to cook with her parents.



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