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Evan discusses the holiday season cookbook avalanche, including some of the best books of the year.
Evan talks to Daniel Boulud about his new book, Joyce Goldstein reflects on Judy Rodgers' life, and Richard Betts talks about his scratch and sniff wine guide.
Evan talks to René Redzepi of NOMA about his new book, Mark Bittman wants you to overcome the fear of fried food, and Michael Ruhlman talks about schmaltz.
In a special edition of "Good Food," Russ Parsons and Evan Kleiman guide you through the year's most important meal.
Anya Von Bremsen longs for Soviet cuisine, Mark Bitterman talks about salt block cooking, and Deborah Madison talks about what it means to be vegetable literate.
Is an agave shortage threatening tequila? How many Americans will go hungry as a result of food stamp cuts? And the FDA's proposal to ban trans fats.
Roy Choi reflects on his LA upbringing; is food better in LA's Koreatown or in Korea?
Candy corn and a history of candy. Plus, a trip to the Magic Restroom Cafe.
A quick history of sriracha with the founder of the first annual LA Sriracha Festival; plus, how brewers are experimenting with coffee in their beers.
In an unsuspecting part of Monterey Park, Jonathan Gold finds the best Hong Kong style breakfast in Los Angeles. Plus, a trip to Ozone Park, Queens for roti.
We remember the Italian cookbook author Marcella Hazan. Plus, could you create three meals a day with a budget of $4.50? A chef takes the food stamp challenge.
This week, we take a roadtrip through the Pacific Northwest where we find a vegan strip club, sea urchin ice cream and a new technique for shucking oysters.
Did you know that tuna tartare was invented in Los Angeles? Plus, a new udon restaurant in Little Tokyo is wowing diners with fresh, made-to-order noodles.
Wild boars wreak havoc on farms all over the country; two brothers in Louisiana have built a pig-spotting drone that helps them hunt the pesky pigs.
A professional food writer offers writing advice to so-called Yelpers; plus, Jonathan Gold finds chowder three ways at Connie & Ted's.
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Evan Kleiman has been the host of Good Food since 1997. A true culinary multitasker, she is often referred to as "the fairy Godmother of the LA food scene." In addition to her role as host of Good Food on KCRW, Evan is a chef, sought after speaker and an active member of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council and the Stewardship Council for Roots of Change.
Evan helmed the beloved Angeli Caffe for 28 years. She is the author of 8 cookbooks on Italian cooking and the video app "Easy As Pie."
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