On this episode of WORD OF MOUTH, Leiti Hsu talks to husband-wife chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis of Bestia, regularly #1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 on everybody’s shortlist in Los Angeles, located in once-seedy Downtown. We talk their daughter Saffron and beloved Dad and adventures in hospital food. Plus, what Ori said to Genevieve when they first met.

At the top of the show, we go to the Greenmarket with Esther Choi, chef-owner of Mok Bar, the Chelsea Market NYC Korean ramen shop on what kimchi says to us about the New Year.

To #WINEeddown, it’s San Francisco sommelier Jason Alexander of the brand-new The Progress next door to State Bird Provisions on…you guessed it: PROGRESS.

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“He looks at me and was like: “Are you Israeli? Because you look like one of the beautiful women of my country.” — Genevieve Gergis on WORD OF MOUTH

“So the whole kitchen staff was laughing at me because of her response.” — Ori Menashe on WORD OF MOUTH