Food & Drink

A 16-18 pound turkey is usually desired for a traditional Thanksgiving, but with people gathering only with family members this holiday, they’ll want a smaller bird.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Pizza is bipartisan, everybody loves pizza. Since 2016, Pizza to the Polls has been staving off hunger across the country to voters waiting in long lines to cast their ballots.

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Traditionally, flavor has been discussed in the food world as a two-dimensional component — aroma and taste.

Emotion, sight, sound, mouthfeel, smell and taste: 6 elements of flavor

Traditionally, flavor has been discussed in the food world as a two-dimensional component — aroma and taste.

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Ten years ago, food writer Harold McGee started researching flavors for a new book.

Nose diving into the invisible world of smells

Ten years ago, food writer Harold McGee started researching flavors for a new book.

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Gustavo Arellano and Evan Kleiman recap the finale of this year’s Tortilla Tournament, where defending champion Taco María faced off against puffy, salty, Tex-Mex flour finalist,…

And the 2020 Golden Tortilla goes to … HomeState

Gustavo Arellano and Evan Kleiman recap the finale of this year’s Tortilla Tournament, where defending champion Taco María faced off against puffy, salty, Tex-Mex flour finalist,…

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Along with her husband, Omayra Dakis owns and operates the Triple Threat truck, the only Puerto Rican food truck in Los Angeles.

In the Weeds: Behind the wheel of LA’s only Puerto Rican food truck

Along with her husband, Omayra Dakis owns and operates the Triple Threat truck, the only Puerto Rican food truck in Los Angeles.

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Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Laura Hoang of Future Tasties, who is making pumpkin cinnamon rolls and socially distanced prepackaged candy bags for…

Squashing up against fall produce at the farmer’s market

Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Laura Hoang of Future Tasties, who is making pumpkin cinnamon rolls and socially distanced prepackaged candy bags for…

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Behold Ask a Tortilla Tournament Judge, in which longtime KCRW nerd Gustavo Arellano takes your question about tortillas!

Ask a Tortilla Expert: Where can I get the best everyday tortilla in L.A?

Behold Ask a Tortilla Tournament Judge, in which longtime KCRW nerd Gustavo Arellano takes your question about tortillas!

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The Bite LA features a “creature safari,” eight-stand food crawl, and a Virtual Campfire with live-action short scary movies and music videos.

The Bite LA, Haunted Hayride: Your guide to celebrating a spooky and safe Halloween 2020

The Bite LA features a “creature safari,” eight-stand food crawl, and a Virtual Campfire with live-action short scary movies and music videos.

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Halloween is next week, and trick-or-treating won’t be happening the same way as before the pandemic, but it’s still a good time to enjoy something spooky and sweet.

Coffin Cakes and Ghost Cookies: Buy Halloween treats in LA and make your own at home

Halloween is next week, and trick-or-treating won’t be happening the same way as before the pandemic, but it’s still a good time to enjoy something spooky and sweet.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

How do you hold a tortilla-tasting finale at home during a pandemic, when it’s usually in public and attracts thousands of attendees? Very deliciously.

HomeState wins KCRW and Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament!

How do you hold a tortilla-tasting finale at home during a pandemic, when it’s usually in public and attracts thousands of attendees? Very deliciously.

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Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson speaks with Logan Williams at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, who recommends planting kale, lettuce, and winter herbs.

Planting for the fall and winter months

Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson speaks with Logan Williams at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, who recommends planting kale, lettuce, and winter herbs.

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Gustavo Arellano is back to highlight the flour and corn tortillas still standing in this year’s Tortilla Tournament.

Corn versus flour: awarding the Golden Tortilla

Gustavo Arellano is back to highlight the flour and corn tortillas still standing in this year’s Tortilla Tournament.

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The World Food Programme was a joint partisan initiative established in the 1960s to find ways to use U.S. agriculture in hunger-prone areas of the world.

Combating hunger to take the ultimate prize

The World Food Programme was a joint partisan initiative established in the 1960s to find ways to use U.S. agriculture in hunger-prone areas of the world.

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In this week’s installment of “In the Weeds,” Bricia Lopez and her sister and brother have taken over Guelaguetza from their parents.

‘In the Weeds’: Serving the Oaxacan community and Los Angeles

In this week’s installment of “In the Weeds,” Bricia Lopez and her sister and brother have taken over Guelaguetza from their parents.

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The National Restaurant Association estimates that 60,000 restaurants open during any given year, while 50,000 close.

McDonald’s and Starbucks thriving during pandemic

The National Restaurant Association estimates that 60,000 restaurants open during any given year, while 50,000 close.

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Evan Kleiman wants you to branch out from your Gala and your Granny Smith.

Gold Rush, Winesap, Criterion: Apples are among the most biodiverse plants on earth

Evan Kleiman wants you to branch out from your Gala and your Granny Smith.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With a lot of LA’s bars closed for the last seven months, if people are having evening cocktails, they’re probably doing it at home.

Friendly, cozy and safe: Inside LA’s Black-owned bars

With a lot of LA’s bars closed for the last seven months, if people are having evening cocktails, they’re probably doing it at home.

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Breweries and wineries in LA County recently got the green light to reopen. But that green light comes with a lot of red tape.

Want to grab drinks at an LA brewery or winery? Here’s what to do

Breweries and wineries in LA County recently got the green light to reopen. But that green light comes with a lot of red tape.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In a year where everything is seemingly on pause, a revolution, a dumpster fire, or a combination of all three, at least we have this: four great tortillas — two corn, two flour — that…

Tortilla Tournament, Week 4: Behold Your Fuerte Four Finalists!

In a year where everything is seemingly on pause, a revolution, a dumpster fire, or a combination of all three, at least we have this: four great tortillas — two corn, two flour — that…

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