Food and Drink

Winemakers are increasingly anxious about the future of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which are used for Napa Valley’s most popular wine.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To find the oldest continuously operating tortilleria in Southern California, you need to hop on the 10 Freeway and drive all the way to the outskirts of downtown Indio to Arriola’s…

from Good Food

When you’re introduced to a cuisine by eating in restaurants, often times the process and pantry seem impenetrable.

Making Korean meals at home is easier than you think, says Sohui Kim

When you’re introduced to a cuisine by eating in restaurants, often times the process and pantry seem impenetrable.

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KCRW and Gustavo Arellano’s second annual   Great Tortilla Tournament   is now underway, with 32 tortilla makers from across Southern California moving on to the second round this…

Defending champion Sonoratown aims for tortilla perfection

KCRW and Gustavo Arellano’s second annual Great Tortilla Tournament is now underway, with 32 tortilla makers from across Southern California moving on to the second round this…

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Over at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, chefs are flocking to  Weiser Family Farms    for biquinho peppers.

Now in season, Biquinho peppers are coveted by chefs. Here’s why

Over at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, chefs are flocking to Weiser Family Farms  for biquinho peppers.

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LA is a city that runs on corn tortillas, and the best of them start with quality masa.

Making masa at Carnitas Uruapan

LA is a city that runs on corn tortillas, and the best of them start with quality masa.

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In 2018,  Gustavo Arellano  wrote for the New Yorker about Le Mirage Pastry, a Syrian bakery in Anaheim making bouza, a chewy ice cream studded with pistachios.

Le Mirage Pastry in Anaheim is a destination for Syrian ice cream

In 2018, Gustavo Arellano wrote for the New Yorker about Le Mirage Pastry, a Syrian bakery in Anaheim making bouza, a chewy ice cream studded with pistachios.

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These days Los Angeles chef  Jet Tila    is recognized by millions as a presenter on Iron Chef America. But cooking well, and teaching others how to do it, is still a passion of his.

Improving on the classics with Team Tila

These days Los Angeles chef Jet Tila   is recognized by millions as a presenter on Iron Chef America. But cooking well, and teaching others how to do it, is still a passion of his.

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When Beyond Meat first hit the market in 2014, few thought it would be a success. But Del Taco sold more than 2 million Beyond Meat tacos in two months.

Fake meat: a fad or here to stay?

When Beyond Meat first hit the market in 2014, few thought it would be a success. But Del Taco sold more than 2 million Beyond Meat tacos in two months.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Drug-resistant infections are one of the biggest threats to the 7.5 billion people on this planet.

Powerful players in U.S. pork industry block scientists from inspecting farms

Drug-resistant infections are one of the biggest threats to the 7.5 billion people on this planet.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Before Sonoma, Napa, and Santa Barbara Counties became the top destinations for California wine, there was Los Angeles County.   
  LA had the land space, fertile soil and climate to…

How one company hopes to revive wine production in LA

Before Sonoma, Napa, and Santa Barbara Counties became the top destinations for California wine, there was Los Angeles County.  LA had the land space, fertile soil and climate to…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

You never know who just might win! Tasting notes from the judges.

#TortillaTournament week 1 recap: Upsets galore!

You never know who just might win! Tasting notes from the judges.

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Last year, State Senator Scott Wiener's effort to extend bar hours to 4 am was blocked by former Governor Jerry Brown, who said it would add "two more hours of mischief and mayhem for…

Will LA bars be able to stay open until 4 am?

Last year, State Senator Scott Wiener's effort to extend bar hours to 4 am was blocked by former Governor Jerry Brown, who said it would add "two more hours of mischief and mayhem for…

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Chris Smith  is a UK native and author whose fascination with okra began when he first encountered it at a greasy spoon diner in Georgia.

Okra finally gets some respect

Chris Smith is a UK native and author whose fascination with okra began when he first encountered it at a greasy spoon diner in Georgia.

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It’s grape season in Southern California.

Market Report: Grapes

It’s grape season in Southern California.

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Last year, I approached KCRW with the most ridiculous idea, in a career admittedly built on them: What if we did a sports-like tournament, but centered on tortillas?

KCRW & Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament is back, bigger and better!

Last year, I approached KCRW with the most ridiculous idea, in a career admittedly built on them: What if we did a sports-like tournament, but centered on tortillas?

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Konbi  is a minimalist ten-seat lunch counter on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park.

Konbi’s tribute to the Japanese convenience store sandwich

Konbi is a minimalist ten-seat lunch counter on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park.

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Orange County residents might remember the fast food chain Naugles, which was a competitor to Del Taco and Taco Bell in the 1970s and 80s before eventually going defunct.

At Naugles, a heavy dose of Cal-Mex nostalgia

Orange County residents might remember the fast food chain Naugles, which was a competitor to Del Taco and Taco Bell in the 1970s and 80s before eventually going defunct.

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On a brisk, June morning in Silverlake, food writer     Karla Vasquez     stands in front of a shady backyard table, speaking to an audience of nine.   
  She’s hosting her third…

Writer Karla Vasquez strives to preserve Salvadoran food culture in L.A.

On a brisk, June morning in Silverlake, food writer   Karla Vasquez   stands in front of a shady backyard table, speaking to an audience of nine.  She’s hosting her third…

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On a brisk, June morning in Silverlake, food writer   Karla Vasquez   stands in front of a shady backyard table, speaking to an audience of nine.

Writer Karla Vasquez strives to preserve Salvadoran food culture in L.A.

On a brisk, June morning in Silverlake, food writer Karla Vasquez stands in front of a shady backyard table, speaking to an audience of nine.

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