Good Food

Good Food

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

"This book broadens the African American food story," Toni Tipton-Martin writes in the introduction her award-winning book, “ Jubilee .”

Sharing recipes from the African American food story

"This book broadens the African American food story," Toni Tipton-Martin writes in the introduction her award-winning book, “ Jubilee .”

Dakota Kim is a food writer living in Pasadena. A year ago, she and her husband had their first baby. Before the baby, she’d see her parents once a month.

Dakota Kim on fighting with her Korean mother for space in the fridge

Dakota Kim is a food writer living in Pasadena. A year ago, she and her husband had their first baby. Before the baby, she’d see her parents once a month.

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson speaks with Chef Daniel Patterson of Alta Adams, who is shopping at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market for greens.

Transforming a seasonal gombo with winter greens

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson speaks with Chef Daniel Patterson of Alta Adams, who is shopping at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market for greens.

Host Evan Kleiman resurrected her concrete backyard with pots of vegetables as the pandemic enticed her to care for her fallow garden.

Starting the year with nutrient-rich soil, water, and sunshine

Host Evan Kleiman resurrected her concrete backyard with pots of vegetables as the pandemic enticed her to care for her fallow garden.

Chef Glen Ishii describes the chashu marinade that his grandmother started with her pre-World War II restaurant in Little Tokyo.

‘In the Weeds’: keeping family recipes alive in Little Tokyo

Chef Glen Ishii describes the chashu marinade that his grandmother started with her pre-World War II restaurant in Little Tokyo.

For many, the new year is about wiping the slate clean. It all starts with a bowl of sudsy water and a stack of dirty dishes.

Sponge or dishcloth? Creating zen while washing the kitchen dishes

For many, the new year is about wiping the slate clean. It all starts with a bowl of sudsy water and a stack of dirty dishes.

Host Evan Kleiman has been lobbying for a special reading of her favorite food-focused children’s book for years.

Traveling inside fruit: a children’s reading about seeds

Host Evan Kleiman has been lobbying for a special reading of her favorite food-focused children’s book for years.

Siblings Carol and Phillip Kwan organically grew their business, Mama Musubi , by participating in food festivals and at farmer’s markets.

Shutout from the farmer’s market, siblings explore their pivot options

Siblings Carol and Phillip Kwan organically grew their business, Mama Musubi , by participating in food festivals and at farmer’s markets.

Gina Rae La Cerva self-identifies as a feral child, wandering around alone in the arroyos outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

From Borneo to Sweden, searching for the world’s last untamed foods

Gina Rae La Cerva self-identifies as a feral child, wandering around alone in the arroyos outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Koji is a mold that survives by growing on its food source, secreting enzymes that perform special tasks such as breaking down starches into simple sugars.

Mastered sourdough? Nerd out over macroscopic mold

Koji is a mold that survives by growing on its food source, secreting enzymes that perform special tasks such as breaking down starches into simple sugars.

Soil scientist Dr. Rattan Lal was awarded the prestigious World Food Prize. It’s considered to be equivalent to a Nobel Peace Prize in agriculture. Over his career, Dr.

Soil scientist wins the agricultural equivalent of Nobel Peace Prize

Soil scientist Dr. Rattan Lal was awarded the prestigious World Food Prize. It’s considered to be equivalent to a Nobel Peace Prize in agriculture. Over his career, Dr.

Trees have been on the earth for 390 million years, according to woodland biologist Artur Cisar-Erlach.

Trees, wood, flavor: the obsession of a woodland biologist

Trees have been on the earth for 390 million years, according to woodland biologist Artur Cisar-Erlach.

Food Correspondent Helen Rosner reads her recent piece for “The New Yorker,” in which she explains apple rot and disease, while invoking the old adage of a few bad apples spoiling the…

‘Burn the infected branch or even the whole tree,’ writes Helen Rosner

Food Correspondent Helen Rosner reads her recent piece for “The New Yorker,” in which she explains apple rot and disease, while invoking the old adage of a few bad apples spoiling the…

Justin Pichetrungsi’s father started Anajak Thai Cuisine in Sherman Oaks in 1981. Pichetrungsi grew up in the restaurant and describes his dad as a hustler in his native Bangkok.

In the Weeds: What we’re willing to give up for family

Justin Pichetrungsi’s father started Anajak Thai Cuisine in Sherman Oaks in 1981. Pichetrungsi grew up in the restaurant and describes his dad as a hustler in his native Bangkok.

Want to get started on your own wild fermentation journey? Belgian wild food researcher Pascal Baudar says look for yellow on the hills in May.

Fermenting with master forager Pascal Baudar

Want to get started on your own wild fermentation journey? Belgian wild food researcher Pascal Baudar says look for yellow on the hills in May.

Being a truck driver already has its challenges, long days of solitude with brief breaks for food and respite.

Challenges facing truck drivers during the coronavirus pandemic

Being a truck driver already has its challenges, long days of solitude with brief breaks for food and respite.

Historian and author Adrian Miller has studied how food can be weaponized to create stereotypes and stigmatize certain communities.

Adrian Miller on America’s deep history of weaponizing food

Historian and author Adrian Miller has studied how food can be weaponized to create stereotypes and stigmatize certain communities.

Seven years ago, scientists unveiled the first laboratory-created hamburger.

Meat alternatives and the future of food

Seven years ago, scientists unveiled the first laboratory-created hamburger.

Paola Velez was riding high at the beginning of 2020.

Fighting racism with flour and sugar

Paola Velez was riding high at the beginning of 2020.

When the hospitality industry shut down this spring, the men of Va’La Hospitality spent $400 at a restaurant supply store and vowed to assist undocumented restaurant workers through…

No Us Without You: feeding a family of 4 for a week with $33

When the hospitality industry shut down this spring, the men of Va’La Hospitality spent $400 at a restaurant supply store and vowed to assist undocumented restaurant workers through…