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Carolina Miranda’s story “The Donut Man of East LA” appeared in the tenth issue of Lucky Peach magazine. She tells the story of Abel Nabor Campos who left his town of Lagos de Moreno, Mexico and accidentally fell into doughnut-making when he arrived in the US. In his spare time, Abel is a luchador. He fittingly refers to himself as the donero luchador.
Rob Rhinehart is the CEO of Soylent. He crowd-sourced $3 million in funding for the beverage, plus, $1.5. million in private capital. Evan Kleiman tastes soylent and weighs its pros and cons.
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning Food Writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Porridge and Puffs, a porridge pop-up inside Field Trip. He recommends the spicy dandelions; roasted kohlrabi and fennel with sesame cream; pickles and jam porridge; short-rib porridge; puffs with coffee cream.
Olivia Laing is the author of The Trip to Echo Spring, a book about her literary journey across the US, tracking the role alcohol played in the lives of extraordinary American writers. She talks about how she discovered the untold story of the role of alcohol in literature.