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Good Food

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Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.

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School lunch, hunger assistance, Greek cuisine

September 12th, 2020


The virtual fall school semester begins this week for many students, which means bringing their laptops or tablets to the kitchen table. Zach Brooks …

Mushrooms, tacos, traditional pastas

September 5th, 2020


Usually on Labor Day, Americans are gathering around the barbecue, celebrating one last gasp of summer before settling into the routine of school or …

Africa in Paris, Afghani dumplings in Oz, dineLA

August 29th, 2020


Resorting to armchair travel has been the ticket to escapism in 2020, and Good Food journeys across the globe this week. Lindsey Traumuta demystifies the female stereotype in France and shares the women on the rise in …

Micheladas, cold noodles, ice cream

August 22nd, 2020


Hot enough for you? This week’s episode of Good Food evokes cold to ward off these blistering temperatures. Richard Park III speaks to the Michelada …

Seeds, soil science, flavors of wood, untamed food

August 15th, 2020


This week’s episode of Good Food is devoted to wonder — the soil beneath our feet, the trees growing toward the sky, the marvel of the last wild foods on Earth. Dr.

Eating al fresco, wild salmon, Indian vegetarian, peaches

August 8th, 2020


The City of Santa Monica has made it easier for restaurants to return to business by accommodating outdoor seating in parking zones. A new …

Postpartum rituals, Koreatown closure, COVID on farms

August 1st, 2020


Rituals often surround food, including the Chinese tradition of caring for new mothers during postpartum recovery. One of Koreatown’s most beloved mom and pop restaurants closed this week.

Restaurant pivots, community fridges, apricots

July 25th, 2020


Good Food continues coverage of innovative moves by chefs and restaurateurs to stay in business during the pandemic. Community refrigerators are popping up across the city to feed those in need.

Restaurant fragility, frontline employees, worker resources

July 18th, 2020


Restaurants have been a key “third space.” Not home and not work, they’re a gathering place where people can recharge, relax, enjoy some food and drinks between the pressures of work or home.

Weaponizing food, lunch for teachers, Romanian cuisine

July 11th, 2020


Good Food examines the ways food has been weaponized to create stereotypes and stigmatization. On the flipside, Chef Roy Choi shares how he is spreading love by cooking for teachers with a new food delivery app.

Green Book guide, food as protest, Zora Neale Hurston

July 4th, 2020


Good Food is taking the day to reflect on the word “independence.” In a 1979 commencement speech at Barnard University, Toni Morrison spoke to the graduating class of women about freedom and power. “You are moving in …

Whole hog barbecue, grilling, summer vegetables

June 27th, 2020


“When a people who have fundamentally defined American barbecue for 300 years in the roughest, darkest hours of America have been overlooked, it’s a tragedy,” says Dr. Howard Conyers. Dr.

Queer hospitality, restaurant reopenings, sandwiches

June 20th, 2020


This week has been a roller coaster for the queer and trans community. First, there was the news that the current administration rolled back …

Black farmers, Juneteenth, cooking solo

June 13th, 2020


Historically, Black-operated farms have been excluded from USDA relief. Now, similar concerns are brewing with the distribution of funds from the $2 trillion CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act …

Solidarity in Minneapolis, Black entrepreneurship, gospel fried chicken

June 6th, 2020


A note from Evan Kleiman: After 11 full weeks of being told to stay home, the killing of George Floyd stirred Los Angeles to come outside in great …

Roxane Gay, plant-based Mexican, Indian spices

May 30th, 2020


Like it or hate it, home cooking is the task that won’t go away during the pandemic. Author Roxane Gay learned to cook while being a vegetarian, and shares her adventures in the kitchen on her Twitter feed.

Food in film, takeout, tortillas

May 23rd, 2020


Food plays a starring role in some stellar movies from last year. Good Food looks back on conversations with the filmmakers of “The Farewell,” “The …

Mushrooms, tacos, traditional pastas

May 16th, 2020


As Los Angeles settles in for additional months of sheltering in place, Good Food cozies up on the sofa for a “zone out” show.

Meat supply, slaughterhouses, French classics

May 9th, 2020


Meat is a multibillion dollar industry. With the pandemic forcing closures of packing facilities and employees being too ill to work, the …

Cajun cooking, tacos, salmon

May 2nd, 2020


We explore American traditions in cooking: Cajun cuisine in the bayou of Louisiana, dairy restaurants of New York, tacos in Texas and California.

Restaurants pivot, Pie Pageant, chile peppers

April 25th, 2020


Many restaurants have closed, and others who’ve remained open have adjusted their business models to rely on takeout and delivery. We hear from restaurateurs and a chef on adapting to this new normal.

Tinned fish, Ramadan, immigrants in the food supply chain

April 18th, 2020


Confinement cooking continues with clever ways to use tinned seafood in the pantry. With the holy month of Ramadan starting this week, we explore …

Housework, gardening, the dairy industry

April 11th, 2020


The old adage, “a woman’s work is never done,” takes a different spin as families hunker down  during COVID-19 and share traditional household …

Food supply chain, virtual Passover, vegetarian Easter

April 4th, 2020


The food supply chain has many links in order to get dinner on the table. We hear from a truck driver about  his challenges in getting products to grocery stores. Plus, spring is here, and with it comes Passover and …

Relief work, cooking at home

March 28th, 2020


As we navigate this temporary but new normal of being relegated to our homes, we get suggestions for recipes and healthy kitchen projects.

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