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Episode 910 - A Growing Relationship  

A Growing Relationship
A Growing Relationship
A Growing Relationship

Once relegated to the dinner table’s side dish, California rice frequently takes center stage thanks to the popularity of sushi and Asian inspired California cuisine. Leave it to a California farmer to come up with a new game for that old grain.

Chris Burrous meets Marysville, California farmer Michael Bosworth who’s building his organic rice operation one partnership at a time.  He’s creating new ways to peddle his crop that comes with a message. Visit the Rue and Forsman Ranch, where Bosworth overseas all of the organic rice production.   

We also catch up with one of Bosworth’s partners, Chef and culinary star Billy Ngo. During the famous sushi competition, SushiMasters, Ngo creates sushi dishes with Bosworth’s rice. 

And we visit with the duo at Ngo’s downtown Sacramento restaurant over a meal with meaning.


Additional Info:

Kru Restaurant
2516 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916.551.1559

Next Generation Foods
2640 Hoffman Road
Olivehurst, CA 95901
Phone: 530.632.6784


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