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Good Food

Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.

The work of catering chefs largely exists behind the scenes—especially where lavish dinners and high-profile fundraising events are concerned.

A glimpse inside the world of high-end catering

The work of catering chefs largely exists behind the scenes—especially where lavish dinners and high-profile fundraising events are concerned.

The life of LA chef   Roy Choi   seems ready made for TV. The Kogi founder went from a rough-and-tumble life in Koreatown to running an empire of restaurants and food trucks.

Roy Choi’s new TV show marries food and social change

The life of LA chef Roy Choi seems ready made for TV. The Kogi founder went from a rough-and-tumble life in Koreatown to running an empire of restaurants and food trucks.

Roy Choi’s new KCET show  “ Broken Bread ”  highlights the work of many individuals and organizations affecting social change through food.

Catering for a cause in the OC

Roy Choi’s new KCET show “ Broken Bread ” highlights the work of many individuals and organizations affecting social change through food.

On June 15, noted taco expert   Bill Esparza   is bringing a new taco festival to the  ROW DTLA   , featuring a slate of nearly 50 taqueros personally curated by the man himself.

Bill Esparza brings a new taco experience to town

On June 15, noted taco expert Bill Esparza is bringing a new taco festival to the ROW DTLA , featuring a slate of nearly 50 taqueros personally curated by the man himself.

Joy  in Highland Park is an offshoot of chef Vivian Ku’s successful Taiwanese cafe,  Pine & Crane   .

Bill Addison on the pleasures of eating at Joy

Joy in Highland Park is an offshoot of chef Vivian Ku’s successful Taiwanese cafe, Pine & Crane .

Few food TV shows have resonated like  “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,”  which launched  Samin Nosrat  into the stratosphere after earning rave reviews last year.

The phenomenon of “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat”

Few food TV shows have resonated like “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,” which launched Samin Nosrat into the stratosphere after earning rave reviews last year.

The holy month of Ramadan began earlier this week. After sunset, many will break their fasts with customary meals.

Anissa Helou on Ramadan’s culinary traditions

The holy month of Ramadan began earlier this week. After sunset, many will break their fasts with customary meals.

James Whetlor  began his culinary career as a chef in London but has since turned to farming goats—which he claims is a sustainable and healthy alternative to eating beef.

Goat: a sustainable red meat alternative?

James Whetlor began his culinary career as a chef in London but has since turned to farming goats—which he claims is a sustainable and healthy alternative to eating beef.

LA Times restaurant critic  Patricia Escarcega  recently visited Fonda Mixcoac in Anaheim, where she tried a selection of Mexico City-style antojitos, including a  29-inch cheesy,…

Patricia Escárcega visits Fonda Mixcoac in Anaheim

LA Times restaurant critic Patricia Escarcega recently visited Fonda Mixcoac in Anaheim, where she tried a selection of Mexico City-style antojitos, including a 29-inch cheesy,…

In 2005, most citrus trees in Florida were dying or infected with the insidious citrus disease known as Huanglongbing, HLB, or citrus greening.  California was spared at the time.

The race to fight citrus greening

In 2005, most citrus trees in Florida were dying or infected with the insidious citrus disease known as Huanglongbing, HLB, or citrus greening.  California was spared at the time.

With a menu full of Oaxacan specialties and a deep bench of mezcals,  Madre    has been quietly winning over diners in the South Bay, not typically known as a destination for regional…

Bill Addison dines at Madre in Torrance

With a menu full of Oaxacan specialties and a deep bench of mezcals, Madre  has been quietly winning over diners in the South Bay, not typically known as a destination for regional…

Elisa Callow   takes a close look at where to eat, shop, and gather culinary inspiration on L.A.’s eastside in her book “  The Urban Forager  .”

The diverse flavors of LA’s eastside, from Vietnamese to Bangladeshi

Elisa Callow takes a close look at where to eat, shop, and gather culinary inspiration on L.A.’s eastside in her book “ The Urban Forager .”

Los Angeles is a city of great Mexican food, but that doesn’t mean restaurant owners have always been able to call their food by its proper name.

Why were some of LA’s oldest Mexican restaurants called Spanish?

Los Angeles is a city of great Mexican food, but that doesn’t mean restaurant owners have always been able to call their food by its proper name.

If you’ve sat at the bar at Lucques, A.O.C. or Tavern, perhaps you’ve met   Christiaan Röllich  .

LA mixologist Christiaan Röllich on mixing drinks like cooking dishes

If you’ve sat at the bar at Lucques, A.O.C. or Tavern, perhaps you’ve met Christiaan Röllich .

Gustavo Arellano  is the author of  “ Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America . ” In 2012, he spoke with Evan about how Mexican food made inroads into the American mainstream.

Gustavo Arellano on how the taco conquered America

Gustavo Arellano is the author of “ Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America . ” In 2012, he spoke with Evan about how Mexican food made inroads into the American mainstream.

A huge congratulations to the hundreds of home cooks and professionals who competed in the 10th annual KCRW Good Food Pie Contest!

Congratulations to the 2019 Good Food Pie Contest winners!

A huge congratulations to the hundreds of home cooks and professionals who competed in the 10th annual KCRW Good Food Pie Contest!

A personal chef gig can be vastly different when you’re required to cook for a celebrity who may need to maintain, lose, or gain weight for a role or the big game.

Daniela Galarza’s private cheffing memories

A personal chef gig can be vastly different when you’re required to cook for a celebrity who may need to maintain, lose, or gain weight for a role or the big game.

More and more chefs are leaving the restaurant industry to work as private chefs, citing the physical toll, financial stress, and diminished personal life that comes with working in a…

Andrew Friedman on the secret lives of private chefs

More and more chefs are leaving the restaurant industry to work as private chefs, citing the physical toll, financial stress, and diminished personal life that comes with working in a…

Restaurants are a tricky business and diners can be a fickle audience. Lasting a year in this town is a major achievement; lasting forty years is practically unheard of.

Michael’s celebrates 40 years

Restaurants are a tricky business and diners can be a fickle audience. Lasting a year in this town is a major achievement; lasting forty years is practically unheard of.

Market Report correspondent Laura Avery is retiring after this week’s report. But first, she checks in with with former Susan Feniger, former Good Food host and restaurateur.

Laura Avery’s final Market Report: Upcoming Tijuana-inspired restaurant aims to bring the LA community together

Market Report correspondent Laura Avery is retiring after this week’s report. But first, she checks in with with former Susan Feniger, former Good Food host and restaurateur.