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.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?