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Good Food explores current events, social phenomena, history and culture through the lens of food. From food politics to the science behind cooking, host Evan Kleiman highlights the diverse community of cooks, farmers, entrepreneurs, historians and journalists who have devoted their lives to food.

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Evan Kleiman

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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