Books

The restaurant business is tough, but the food media world can be just as precarious in many ways.

from Good Food

Editor/poet David Trinidad, poet Amy Gerstler, and publisher Ruth Greenstein reflect on the dynamic mind behind  Punk Rock is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed…

from Bookworm

Madhur Jaffrey   is a James Beard Hall of Famer who’s written some of the most seminal cookbooks about Indian food in the Western world.

Madhur Jaffrey says the Instant Pot is your friend

Madhur Jaffrey is a James Beard Hall of Famer who’s written some of the most seminal cookbooks about Indian food in the Western world.

from Good Food

In 2012, pastry chef   Nicole Rucker   dazzled KCRW’s Pie Contest judges, taking home first place in the best fruit, crust, and savory categories, plus “Best in Show.”   
  These…

'Pie queen’ Nicole Rucker’s loving ode to baking with fruit

In 2012, pastry chef Nicole Rucker dazzled KCRW’s Pie Contest judges, taking home first place in the best fruit, crust, and savory categories, plus “Best in Show.”  These…

from Good Food

The LA Times and Eater called Nicole Rucker pastry royalty in their write-ups of her restaurant Fiona, which opened late last year on Fairfax.

Nicole Rucker on pastries, fruit, and making a perfect pie for July 4

The LA Times and Eater called Nicole Rucker pastry royalty in their write-ups of her restaurant Fiona, which opened late last year on Fairfax.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll is the latest woman to accuse President Trump of sexual misconduct. She is among at least 22 other women to do so.

Why advice columnist E. Jean Carroll refuses to say Donald Trump raped her

Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll is the latest woman to accuse President Trump of sexual misconduct. She is among at least 22 other women to do so.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Elizabeth Minchilli   is one of the world’s foremost writers on the Italian lifestyle.

How Italians actually eat, according to Elizabeth Minchilli

Elizabeth Minchilli is one of the world’s foremost writers on the Italian lifestyle.

from Good Food

From the outside, the restaurant world can seem like an exciting place of   opportunity.

La Cocina levels the playing field for food entrepreneurs

From the outside, the restaurant world can seem like an exciting place of  opportunity.

from Good Food

"What did you have for breakfast?" It's what Good Food host Evan Kleiman asks her guests during sound checks for her program.

A taste of breakfasts from all around the world

"What did you have for breakfast?" It's what Good Food host Evan Kleiman asks her guests during sound checks for her program.

from Good Food

David Trinidad’s Swinging on a Star is a two-part collection of poems that put the human in pop culture.

David Trinidad: Swinging on a Star

David Trinidad’s Swinging on a Star is a two-part collection of poems that put the human in pop culture.

from Bookworm

Ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert and her husband, Pat, had no real training when they set off to travel 4000 miles by rowboat, foot, skis, and rafts across some of the most remote and…

A couple’s 4000-mile journey across the Arctic by foot and canoe

Ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert and her husband, Pat, had no real training when they set off to travel 4000 miles by rowboat, foot, skis, and rafts across some of the most remote and…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Are you planning to leave town a week or so from now? Chances are you’ll check a weather app to figure out what to pack. And you’ll probably wind up with the right outfits.

A journey inside the weather forecasting machine

Are you planning to leave town a week or so from now? Chances are you’ll check a weather app to figure out what to pack. And you’ll probably wind up with the right outfits.

from Design and Architecture

Leslie Morgan has been through two harrowing marriages.   
  At age 23, she married a Wall Street trader named Conor, who started physically abusing her five days before their…

'Joyfully single:' How a 49-year-old divorcee regained her confidence thanks to 5 lovers

Leslie Morgan has been through two harrowing marriages.  At age 23, she married a Wall Street trader named Conor, who started physically abusing her five days before their…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The first time Good Food host Evan Kleiman interviewed Anthony Bourdain was in July of 2000, shortly after his first book came out.

“Kitchen Confidential”: the book changed Anthony Bourdain’s life

The first time Good Food host Evan Kleiman interviewed Anthony Bourdain was in July of 2000, shortly after his first book came out.

from Good Food

Anthony Bourdain had a self-professed affinity for the everyman.

What Brasserie Les Halles meant to Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain had a self-professed affinity for the everyman.

from Good Food

Laila Lalami’s The Other Americans is a polyphonic novel about social class and identity, with a revelation in every chapter.

Laila Lalami: The Other Americans

Laila Lalami’s The Other Americans is a polyphonic novel about social class and identity, with a revelation in every chapter.

from Bookworm

Toni Morrison is one of the most important writers in American literature, but she wasn’t instantly recognized as such.

New documentary follows the life of Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison is one of the most important writers in American literature, but she wasn’t instantly recognized as such.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Southern California may not get the credit it deserves for its strong literary community and a great spoken word scene.

2 local poets: ‘The spirit of activism has always been in LA poetry’

Southern California may not get the credit it deserves for its strong literary community and a great spoken word scene.

from Greater LA

Poet Bridgette Bianca recently performed at Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen in South LA.

Poet Bridgette Bianca on connecting through spoken word

Poet Bridgette Bianca recently performed at Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen in South LA.

from Greater LA

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg has written a   memoir about his Southern upbringing  .

Rick Bragg remembers his mother’s Southern table

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg has written a memoir about his Southern upbringing .

from Good Food