FROM Harriet Ells
The History of the Square Meal, Beets, Community Seafood Abigail Carroll talks about the history of the square meal in the US, Mark Bittman breaks down beet salad, and Community Seafood discusses its Santa Barbara fishery.
Butter Aerobics, The Creative Process of Bartenders, CA Drought A butter aerobics class enlivens the Santa Monica Pier, Christiaan Rollich talks about his innovative cocktails and a look at the drought that is threatening farmers.
Christmas means KFC in Japan, Cooking Goose, Pig Ear Cheetos Hank Shaw explains why we don’t eat goose more, Tracy Slater discusses the KFC Christmas tradition in Japan and Jonathan Gold tries The Church Key’s pig ear cheetos.
Daniel Boulud, Remembering Judy Rodgers, Scratch and Sniff Wine 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.
Soviet Food Memories, Salt Block Cooking, Deborah Madison 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.
The Future of Agave, The A.O.C. Cookbook, and Trans Fats 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.
LA Sriracha Festival, Coffee Beers, Lifesaving Condiments 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.
Chinese Breakfast in LA, Mollie Katzen, The Best Roti in NYC 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.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."