Food & Drink

Citrus season is at its peak!

from Good Food

The average American eats more shrimp per capita than tuna and salmon combined.

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We celebrate the lunar year, known as   tết in Vietnamese culture  .  Bánh chưng, a rice and mung bean cake, is an essential dish in the celebration.  With banana leaf in hand, Gillian…

Ringing in the Year of the Rat

We celebrate the lunar year, known as tết in Vietnamese culture .  Bánh chưng, a rice and mung bean cake, is an essential dish in the celebration.  With banana leaf in hand, Gillian…

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Around 2013, the term “exciting” started being used to describe the dining scene in Los Angeles.

Rewind back on a decade of L.A. dining

Around 2013, the term “exciting” started being used to describe the dining scene in Los Angeles.

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When Chef  Josh Niland    was diagnosed at age eight with Wilms’ Tumor, a form of childhood cancer affecting the kidneys, he spent countless days in treatment and at home, where he got…

Famed Australian chef on cooking ‘fin-to-fin’

When Chef Josh Niland   was diagnosed at age eight with Wilms’ Tumor, a form of childhood cancer affecting the kidneys, he spent countless days in treatment and at home, where he got…

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No larger than a bottle cap, abalone once were to California what lobster is to Maine but their populations are depleted.   Roseanna Xia    reports on the environment for the  Los…

Sea snails are staging their comeback

No larger than a bottle cap, abalone once were to California what lobster is to Maine but their populations are depleted.  Roseanna Xia  reports on the environment for the Los…

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“The Delicacy,” a new documentary premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, follows sea urchin divers off the coast of Santa Barbara, and explores the impact that…

The dangers and delicacy of Santa Barbara sea urchins

“The Delicacy,” a new documentary premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, follows sea urchin divers off the coast of Santa Barbara, and explores the impact that…

from KCRW Features

Across the country, many breweries are collaborating with musicians, films and theatrical productions to pair specific drinks with art and multisensory experiences.

New multisensory beers pair with music, nature, ‘Game of Thrones’

Across the country, many breweries are collaborating with musicians, films and theatrical productions to pair specific drinks with art and multisensory experiences.

from KCRW Features

If you want to make six figures a year, you could try to become an air traffic controller, software developer, or nurse practitioner. Or you could apply to your local Taco Bell.

Taco Bell might start paying managers $100,000 per year

If you want to make six figures a year, you could try to become an air traffic controller, software developer, or nurse practitioner. Or you could apply to your local Taco Bell.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Downtown LA’s Arts District has been turning into the hippest of hip meccas with happening hotels, restaurants, retail, and office space.

Changes are coming to the Firehouse restaurant and Arts District

Downtown LA’s Arts District has been turning into the hippest of hip meccas with happening hotels, restaurants, retail, and office space.

from Greater LA

The nonprofit Compost LA maintains community gardens where residents can drop off food scraps, but many are at capacity, and cities have different rules on what’s allowed to go into…

Composting in LA isn’t as easy as it sounds

The nonprofit Compost LA maintains community gardens where residents can drop off food scraps, but many are at capacity, and cities have different rules on what’s allowed to go into…

from Greater LA

Food and wine writer Matt Kettmann recommends “The Delicacy,” “The Wandering Chef,” “Man in the Field,” and “Born in a Ballroom.”

Santa Barbara Film Festival: Why we eat weird things, 108-course feast, and more

Food and wine writer Matt Kettmann recommends “The Delicacy,” “The Wandering Chef,” “Man in the Field,” and “Born in a Ballroom.”

from KCRW Features

In LA, choosing where to buy coffee is about more what that soy latte tastes like.   
  “I'll go to a spot where the coffee may not be that good, but the vibe is right.  ... I'll just…

Coffee shops in gentrifying neighborhoods: Why design matters

In LA, choosing where to buy coffee is about more what that soy latte tastes like.  “I'll go to a spot where the coffee may not be that good, but the vibe is right.  ... I'll just…

from Greater LA

Wintertime is when some of the most exciting and unusual citrus varieties hit the Santa Barbara Farmers Market.

Citrus galore at Santa Barbara Farmers Market

Wintertime is when some of the most exciting and unusual citrus varieties hit the Santa Barbara Farmers Market.

from KCRW Features

Nearly a decade ago, John and Molly Chester were evicted from their Santa Monica apartment.

‘The Biggest Little Farm’ reveals the challenges of sustainable farming

Nearly a decade ago, John and Molly Chester were evicted from their Santa Monica apartment.

from Good Food

LA Times restaurant critic Patricia Escárcega recently reviewed Spoon & Pork.

Spoon & Pork revels in the vivid flavors of Filipino cuisine

LA Times restaurant critic Patricia Escárcega recently reviewed Spoon & Pork.

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Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall  is a Canadian journalist who traveled to 35 countries over a decade trying every hangover remedy he could find.

The never-ending search for a hangover cure

Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall is a Canadian journalist who traveled to 35 countries over a decade trying every hangover remedy he could find.

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The star of the documentary “ Honeyland   ” is Haditze, a woman living in a remote settlement in the Macedonian mountains. Her elderly mother is failing and half blind.

The documentary ‘Honeyland’ captures a story of resilience

The star of the documentary “ Honeyland ” is Haditze, a woman living in a remote settlement in the Macedonian mountains. Her elderly mother is failing and half blind.

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At various points in director Lulu Wang’s movie "The Farewell," a Chinese family is shown interacting around the dinner table.

Food plays a subtle role in Lulu Wang’s film ‘The Farewell’

At various points in director Lulu Wang’s movie "The Farewell," a Chinese family is shown interacting around the dinner table.

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A small group of bar and private club owners in LA are trying to get their patrons to unplug from technology.

Speakeasies with a prohibition on phones

A small group of bar and private club owners in LA are trying to get their patrons to unplug from technology.

from Design and Architecture