Good Food

Good Food

Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.

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

LA author and sometimes food writer Michelle Huneven discusses ‘Search’

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Andy Baraghani takes the lessons he learned working the line around the country and applies them to the home kitchen in a new cookbook.

Changing things up in the kitchen with Andy Baraghani

Andy Baraghani takes the lessons he learned working the line around the country and applies them to the home kitchen in a new cookbook.

Photography and recipes intersect, setting the table for an array of African cuisines, in Anto Cocagne’s new book “Saka Saka: South of the Sahara — Adventures in African Cooking.”

Groomed to be a home cook, Anto Cocagne had other aspirations

Photography and recipes intersect, setting the table for an array of African cuisines, in Anto Cocagne’s new book “Saka Saka: South of the Sahara — Adventures in African Cooking.”

Melvin Blanco has made it a practice to feed frontline workers for free at Juan & Nita’s Bagnet-Silog, a restaurant he opened during the pandemic.

In the Weeds: Oncology nurse moonlights as Filipino restaurant owner

Melvin Blanco has made it a practice to feed frontline workers for free at Juan & Nita’s Bagnet-Silog, a restaurant he opened during the pandemic.

Chef Victor Munoz of Conservatory in West Hollywood shares how he uses Wong Farm’s Valencia Pride mangoes on the menu.

From peel to seed: Mangoes are the pride of the farmers market

Chef Victor Munoz of Conservatory in West Hollywood shares how he uses Wong Farm’s Valencia Pride mangoes on the menu.