Producer, Good Food
FROM Sara Barbour
The Origins of Sushi; Baking with Kids; Bacon Crackerjacks What did sushi look like before refrigeration? What does the word sushi really mean? The answers may surprise you. Plus, embracing the mess when baking with kids.
Cinco de Mayo Special: How the Taco Conquered America Was the taco as we know it invented in LA? Hear from the giants behind mega chains El Torito and Taco Bell as we trace the history of the taco in America.
Morels; Wild Fennel; The Future of Food Writing Is there a future in food writing? An influential writer says yes, but it's not what it used to be. Plus, the hunt for morels and foraging for wild fennel in LA.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
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.”