Good Food

Good Food

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

Journalist and food writer Charlotte Druckman has a new cookbook out for people who like to eat adventurously but lack cooking skills.

Bridging the gap between limited cooking skills and unlimited palates

Journalist and food writer Charlotte Druckman has a new cookbook out for people who like to eat adventurously but lack cooking skills.

Eater LA Editor Matthew Kang started regularly visiting Jun Won in Koreatown in college.

Michelin-recognized gem Jun Won closes in Koreatown

Eater LA Editor Matthew Kang started regularly visiting Jun Won in Koreatown in college.

When food writer Charlene Wang received a text in the middle of the night saying her niece was born, she went to the kitchen and started peeling ginger.

Zuo Yue Zi: the ancient Chinese ritual of postpartum recovery

When food writer Charlene Wang received a text in the middle of the night saying her niece was born, she went to the kitchen and started peeling ginger.

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Casey Felton of the French-and-Vietnamese restaurant Bahn Oui.

Hollywood Farmers’ Market: Helping vendors, plus cucumbers galore

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Casey Felton of the French-and-Vietnamese restaurant Bahn Oui.

Earlier this week, Governor Gavin Newsom proposed new legislation to support California communities disproportionately hit by the coronavirus.

‘Devastating and dire’: Coronavirus cases rise in migrant communities

Earlier this week, Governor Gavin Newsom proposed new legislation to support California communities disproportionately hit by the coronavirus.

Cook and author Phyllis Grant reads from her memoir, “  Everything is Under Control  ,” in which she describes a career in ballet, bouts of anorexia, working as a nanny, and finally…

Poetry and prose: ingredients for Phyllis Grant’s memoir

Cook and author Phyllis Grant reads from her memoir, “ Everything is Under Control ,” in which she describes a career in ballet, bouts of anorexia, working as a nanny, and finally…

Community refrigerators are percolating across the city for people who’ve lost income and lack  reliable transportation.

9 community fridges dot sidewalks across LA

Community refrigerators are percolating across the city for people who’ve lost income and lack  reliable transportation.

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Nguyen Bui, a former sous chef at Rustic Canyon who is now operating   Ăn Cơm  , a Vietnamese food pop-up in West LA.

Charred eggplant, fish sauce, scallions: Vietnamese chef on his dish from ‘Ăn Cơm'

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Nguyen Bui, a former sous chef at Rustic Canyon who is now operating Ăn Cơm , a Vietnamese food pop-up in West LA.

In the Caucasus region, Armenia and Azerbaijan are in conflict over the apricot.

Why Armenians and Azerbaijanis are fighting over the apricot

In the Caucasus region, Armenia and Azerbaijan are in conflict over the apricot.

When restaurant owner Nick Kokonas saw reservations dwindle from fully-booked to zero in Hong Kong-based restaurants that used his booking service   Tock  , he realized the U.S.

Reserving the right to stay in business: How Tock is helping restaurants during pandemic

When restaurant owner Nick Kokonas saw reservations dwindle from fully-booked to zero in Hong Kong-based restaurants that used his booking service Tock , he realized the U.S.

David Wilcox was $150,000 in debt two years ago with his restaurant, Journeyman in Atwater Village.

‘The whole point of failure is to learn’: David Wilcox on pivoting to pizza

David Wilcox was $150,000 in debt two years ago with his restaurant, Journeyman in Atwater Village.

Some restaurants are using social media and underground dining circles to create   new business opportunities   during the pandemic.

Using social media to build new business

Some restaurants are using social media and underground dining circles to create new business opportunities during the pandemic.

The offerings of regional Mexican food in the greater LA area is staggering even during this pandemic,  and yet Afro-Mexican food hasn’t been represented until now.

A trip to the Costa Chica region of Guerrero — via Watts

The offerings of regional Mexican food in the greater LA area is staggering even during this pandemic,  and yet Afro-Mexican food hasn’t been represented until now.

The pandemic has revealed to the outside world what restaurant workers have known for years. It is a system built on low wages, poor job mobility, high turnover, and burnout.

Low wages, high turnover, and burnout are hazards of the restaurant industry

The pandemic has revealed to the outside world what restaurant workers have known for years. It is a system built on low wages, poor job mobility, high turnover, and burnout.

Hospitality professionals weigh the pros and cons of returning to the job, whether in the dining room, behind the bar, or on the line.

When face shields and masks become the new restaurant uniform

Hospitality professionals weigh the pros and cons of returning to the job, whether in the dining room, behind the bar, or on the line.

Caroline Styne is half of the powerhouse duo behind   The Lucques Group   of restaurants with her business partner, Suzanne Goin.

Deciding when to keep the doors open during the pandemic

Caroline Styne is half of the powerhouse duo behind The Lucques Group of restaurants with her business partner, Suzanne Goin.

As Chief Critic for Eater New York, Ryan Sutton earns his living by roving and eating, much like a shark.

Restaurant critic on the risks and rewards of dining out during pandemic

As Chief Critic for Eater New York, Ryan Sutton earns his living by roving and eating, much like a shark.

Vincent Williams is the owner of   Honey’s Kettle  . Known for its golden fried chicken and honey-coated biscuits, Williams opened 20 years ago in Compton.

Honey’s Kettle: 60% sales drop to lines supporting Black-owned businesses

Vincent Williams is the owner of Honey’s Kettle . Known for its golden fried chicken and honey-coated biscuits, Williams opened 20 years ago in Compton.

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.

The Carpathian Mountains are an imposing presence in Romania’s landscape. It intertwines many cultures to create a distinct cuisine.

Cooking Greek in summer, German in winter

The Carpathian Mountains are an imposing presence in Romania’s landscape. It intertwines many cultures to create a distinct cuisine.