Food & Drink

Redbird’s chef and restaurateur Neal Fraser describes the moment he tasted a gourmet lobster dish and how that inspired him to think of food beyond just sustenance.

from The Treatment

LA-based author Michelle Huneven discusses how she draws from her own life when writing the protagonist in her latest novel “Search.”

from Good Food

LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison feasts on Colombian fare at Selva in Long Beach.

Discovering the smoked meats of Colombian cuisine at Selva

LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison feasts on Colombian fare at Selva in Long Beach.

from Good Food

Chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales explains the simplicity of making kvas at home and why more people don’t know about the beverage.

Bread, fruit, sugar, water: Making kvas at home

Chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales explains the simplicity of making kvas at home and why more people don’t know about the beverage.

from Good Food

Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam works to make fonio a global grain while keeping its production in Africa.

African grain fonio is the seed of the universe, says Senegalese chef

Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam works to make fonio a global grain while keeping its production in Africa.

from Good Food

In their new book “What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land,” David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé explore the relationship between soil health and human health.

‘What Your Food Ate’: Connections between soil health and human health

In their new book “What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land,” David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé explore the relationship between soil health and human health.

from Good Food

A simple drink of yogurt, water, and salt can replenish electrolytes and slake thirst during hot weather.

Yogurt, water, salt: Ayran is perfect summer pick-me-up from Turkey

A simple drink of yogurt, water, and salt can replenish electrolytes and slake thirst during hot weather.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

McDonald’s has removed a Beyond Meat burger after a six-month trial run due to lackluster sales. Why are fast food chains struggling to make plant-based options work?

RIP McPlant. Impossible for fake meat to succeed at fast food chains?

McDonald’s has removed a Beyond Meat burger after a six-month trial run due to lackluster sales. Why are fast food chains struggling to make plant-based options work?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KJ Kearney, founder of Black Food Fridays, works to recognize the contributions of his ancestors every week.

Black Food Fridays: KJ Kearney’s political advocacy celebrates Black food culture

KJ Kearney, founder of Black Food Fridays, works to recognize the contributions of his ancestors every week.

from Good Food

Spirits writer Camper English tells the tale of booze as a cure-all throughout history.

Beer, wine, and spirits: The medicinal origins of liquor

Spirits writer Camper English tells the tale of booze as a cure-all throughout history.

from Good Food

Daniel Hernandez and Gabriela Camara share memories of their time spent with Mexican cuisine authority, Diana Kennedy, who passed away in July.

Exploring the food legacy of the late Diana Kennedy

Daniel Hernandez and Gabriela Camara share memories of their time spent with Mexican cuisine authority, Diana Kennedy, who passed away in July.

from Good Food

Sonoko Sakai shops for Jimmy Nardello peppers for furikake she’ll sell at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market.

Picking a peck of peppers for furikake

Sonoko Sakai shops for Jimmy Nardello peppers for furikake she’ll sell at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market.

from Good Food

Maciel Bañales Luna and Joe Egender open a plant-based butcher shop and deli in Highland Park.

Los Angeles gets its first vegan butcher shop

Maciel Bañales Luna and Joe Egender open a plant-based butcher shop and deli in Highland Park.

from Good Food

The repertoire of raw or lightly-cured fish on offer in Southern California restaurants is epic and includes crudo, sashimi, poke, ceviche and aguachile.

Poke, sashimi, ceviche: Summer’s light, no-cook dish

The repertoire of raw or lightly-cured fish on offer in Southern California restaurants is epic and includes crudo, sashimi, poke, ceviche and aguachile.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Carbon footprint, fertilizer runoff, and cost of labor all contribute to the final price of an item, something referred to as the “true” price.

True price: How to measure the factors that determine the cost of goods

Carbon footprint, fertilizer runoff, and cost of labor all contribute to the final price of an item, something referred to as the “true” price.

from Good Food

In their new book “Salmon Wars,” investigative journalists Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins dive deep into salmon farming and reveal the risk to consumers.

‘Salmon Wars’: Unsustainable fish farms pose risk to seafood lovers

In their new book “Salmon Wars,” investigative journalists Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins dive deep into salmon farming and reveal the risk to consumers.

from Good Food

New research looks to save vineyard grapes that escaped wildfires but whose skin can be permeated by smoke.

Vineyards that escaped California wildfires find grapes permeated by smoke

New research looks to save vineyard grapes that escaped wildfires but whose skin can be permeated by smoke.

from Good Food

Dangerous levels on PFAs linger not only in bowls, wrappers, and plates, but also in the ink of food packaging.

New report finds dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ in food packaging

Dangerous levels on PFAs linger not only in bowls, wrappers, and plates, but also in the ink of food packaging.

from Good Food

Though insects have survived before and after the dinosaurs, an environmental reporter says bugs face their biggest threat now.

Deforestation, pesticides, and climate change: Insects could go extinct

Though insects have survived before and after the dinosaurs, an environmental reporter says bugs face their biggest threat now.

from Good Food

Medical historian Elena Conis follows the trail of DDT, a pesticide that was used in warfare during WWII, to hazardous outcomes resulting in bans by the EPA.

Riveting and infuriating: How toxic DDT pesticide was pushed on humanity

Medical historian Elena Conis follows the trail of DDT, a pesticide that was used in warfare during WWII, to hazardous outcomes resulting in bans by the EPA.

from Good Food