KTLA Morning News Anchor Jessica Holmes brings listeners into the kitchen as she shares her passion for food and love for cooking. Jessica takes listeners on a culinary adventure around L.A., visiting some of the city’s best restaurants, hidden foodie gems, and exclusive access into the kitchen with celebrity chefs.
Kim Malek, a mother of three, was working a six-figure job for U2 lead singer Bono when she decided to give it up to follow her passion: opening an ice cream shop. The result was Salt and Straw, an Oregon-based artisanal ice cream brand that began as a push cart in Portland and has since expanded to other West Coast cities, include five locations in the Los Angeles area. Salt and Straw is known for its unique, unexpected and flavorful combinations, like avocado & Oaxacan chocolate fudge and bone marrow & smoked cherries, in addition to classics such as sea salt with caramel ribbon and chocolate gooey brownie. The creations are so tasty and popular that the ice cream shop has developed somewhat of a cult-like following. Jessica Holmes goes behind the brand with Co-founder and CEO Kim Malek, who discusses the humble beginnings of her business and reveals her favorite Salt and Straw flavor. Full show notes available at http://ktla.com/cooking.