Food & Drink

Over a sushi dinner, wood engineer Felix Böck had a eureka moment and dreamed up ChopValue, a company that makes products out of recycled chopsticks.

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Food writer Eddie Lin remembers Yening “Lupe” Liang, who owned Hop Woo with his wife and daughters and strived for inclusiveness on his menu.

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When Suzanne Barr moved home to care for her ailing mother, it sparked in her an entirely new career path. Comforted by her mother’s culinary lessons, Barr became a chef.

Chef Suzanne Barr finds cooking a comforting second career

When Suzanne Barr moved home to care for her ailing mother, it sparked in her an entirely new career path. Comforted by her mother’s culinary lessons, Barr became a chef.

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Dragan Ivanovic forages for fresh produce and delivers directly to chefs at their restaurants.

Straight off the truck: Freshly-foraged English peas delivered to chefs

Dragan Ivanovic forages for fresh produce and delivers directly to chefs at their restaurants.

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LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison heads to Santa Monica to visit the new location of the award-winning sushi hotspot Shunji.

Michelin-star Japanese restaurant Shunji moves to Santa Monica

LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison heads to Santa Monica to visit the new location of the award-winning sushi hotspot Shunji.

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To understand his cultural history and deepen his culinary passion, Austin-born Rick Martinez moved to Mexico and visited 32 states.

In search of his roots, Rick Martínez discovers flavors of Mexico

To understand his cultural history and deepen his culinary passion, Austin-born Rick Martinez moved to Mexico and visited 32 states.

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In the wake of the pandemic, more food workers and farmers have started to unionize. This will mean more protection for the industry, says reporter Lisa Held.

Pandemic inequities push food workers to unionize

In the wake of the pandemic, more food workers and farmers have started to unionize. This will mean more protection for the industry, says reporter Lisa Held.

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After long pandemic closures, new restaurants are opening in LA every month. Here are three spots to try: Cobi’s, Bar Moruno, Caboco.

Cobi’s, Caboco: New LA restaurants open after COVID shutdowns

After long pandemic closures, new restaurants are opening in LA every month. Here are three spots to try: Cobi’s, Bar Moruno, Caboco.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Love & Saffron” is a new lighthearted novel about two women from different generations, living in different cities, who develop a friendship over food and letter-writing

‘Love & Saffron’: Friendship unfolds in 1960s LA food scene

“Love & Saffron” is a new lighthearted novel about two women from different generations, living in different cities, who develop a friendship over food and letter-writing

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Mothers are often the first mentors in the kitchen. For Mother’s Day, Good Food invites culinary figures to share how their moms shaped their lives and career paths.

These moms shaped culinary careers of Kwame Onwuachi, Eric Kim, and more

Mothers are often the first mentors in the kitchen. For Mother’s Day, Good Food invites culinary figures to share how their moms shaped their lives and career paths.

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The right flour is critical to making bagels at home. One with high protein helps make the bagel’s shell crisp, chewy, and glossy, says cookbook author Cathy Barrow.

5-ingredient bagels for a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed

The right flour is critical to making bagels at home. One with high protein helps make the bagel’s shell crisp, chewy, and glossy, says cookbook author Cathy Barrow.

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Since the 1960s, Angelenos have been learning about foreign flavors through the writings of Barbara Hansen.

Thank Barbara Hansen for putting international cuisine on Angelenos’ radar

Since the 1960s, Angelenos have been learning about foreign flavors through the writings of Barbara Hansen.

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“Pachinko” follows a Korean family who must leave their homeland after the Japanese invasion. KCRW learns the research required to bring Min Jin Lee’s novel to Apple TV+.

‘Pachinko’ spans 8 decades, puts white rice at center of table

“Pachinko” follows a Korean family who must leave their homeland after the Japanese invasion. KCRW learns the research required to bring Min Jin Lee’s novel to Apple TV+.

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Pastry chef Hannah Ziskin reaches for Meyer lemons when she makes a Bavarian cake at Quarter Sheets.

When life gives you Meyer lemons, make Bavarian sheet cake

Pastry chef Hannah Ziskin reaches for Meyer lemons when she makes a Bavarian cake at Quarter Sheets.

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Want to do a taco crawl but not drive all over SoCal? Get Evan Kleiman’s taco trifecta from Mercado la Paloma, a food hall in Historic South Central near USC.

For LA’s most convenient taco crawl, turn to Mercado la Paloma

Want to do a taco crawl but not drive all over SoCal? Get Evan Kleiman’s taco trifecta from Mercado la Paloma, a food hall in Historic South Central near USC.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Natalia Molina tells the story of Nayarit, her grandmother’s Mexican restaurant, a space that became a cherished hub for immigrants and the LGBTQ community in Echo Park.

Natalia Molina: ‘A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished a Community’

Natalia Molina tells the story of Nayarit, her grandmother’s Mexican restaurant, a space that became a cherished hub for immigrants and the LGBTQ community in Echo Park.

from Bookworm

Nearly 50 Starbucks shops nationwide have voted to unionize this year. Now LA County’s Starbucks baristas are brewing up change.

SoCal Starbucks baristas hope to gain respect by unionizing

Nearly 50 Starbucks shops nationwide have voted to unionize this year. Now LA County’s Starbucks baristas are brewing up change.

from Greater LA

Chef Keith Corbin shops for strawberries to use in a shortcake that reminds him of his grandmother.

Using market strawberries for shortcake and an infused-vodka

Chef Keith Corbin shops for strawberries to use in a shortcake that reminds him of his grandmother.

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President Biden’s agricultural priorities include wildfire protection, conservation, and protection of individual producers against price manipulation from larger food corporations.

Biden boosts allocations for agriculture and food programs in 2023 budget

President Biden’s agricultural priorities include wildfire protection, conservation, and protection of individual producers against price manipulation from larger food corporations.

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The history of delicatessens nationwide is the focus of “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” a new exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center.

‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’: New exhibit follows history of Jewish deli

The history of delicatessens nationwide is the focus of “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” a new exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center.

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