Good Food

Good Food

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sure, the spartan nature of the traditional Norwegian packed lunch might seem boring to the average office worker looking forward to their midday meal.

The Norwegian lunch called “matpakke” is a lesson in simplicity

Sure, the spartan nature of the traditional Norwegian packed lunch might seem boring to the average office worker looking forward to their midday meal.

The Black Sea is full of mystery and wonder. Bordered by countries like Turkey, Bulgaria, and the Ukraine, the inland sea sits at the nexus of Asia Minor and Europe.

Exploring the culinary depths of the Black Sea

The Black Sea is full of mystery and wonder. Bordered by countries like Turkey, Bulgaria, and the Ukraine, the inland sea sits at the nexus of Asia Minor and Europe.

On average, each American produces 133 lbs. of food waste each year while 40% of food in this country goes uneaten.

Don’t toss those food scraps—cook with them

On average, each American produces 133 lbs. of food waste each year while 40% of food in this country goes uneaten.

To the average diner, it can often seem like restaurateurs have only recently gotten savvy at using tools like social media to get customers in the door.

How restaurant menus influence what we order

To the average diner, it can often seem like restaurateurs have only recently gotten savvy at using tools like social media to get customers in the door.

On a brisk, June morning in Silverlake, food writer     Karla Vasquez     stands in front of a shady backyard table, speaking to an audience of nine.   
  She’s hosting her third…

Keeping Salvadoran food traditions alive in the U.S.

On a brisk, June morning in Silverlake, food writer   Karla Vasquez   stands in front of a shady backyard table, speaking to an audience of nine.  She’s hosting her third…

LA Times restaurant critic Patricia Escarcega  recently reviewed La Diosa de Los Moles    in Paramount.

Paying homage to LA’s mole goddess

LA Times restaurant critic Patricia Escarcega recently reviewed La Diosa de Los Moles  in Paramount.

Food Forward  is a Los Angeles-based non-profit fighting the dual epidemic of food waste and hunger.

Fighting food waste and hunger at the same time

Food Forward is a Los Angeles-based non-profit fighting the dual epidemic of food waste and hunger.

If you’ve ever made a lemon pie, you might be familiar with the tedious task of picking out seeds from clingy acidic pulp.      David Karp is a pomologist, or an expert on fruit.

For California lemons, the future is seedless

If you’ve ever made a lemon pie, you might be familiar with the tedious task of picking out seeds from clingy acidic pulp.   David Karp is a pomologist, or an expert on fruit.

Humans have cultivated potatoes for centuries, but the comeback of one of the world’s oldest varieties has been causing a stir.

An ancient tuber makes a comeback

Humans have cultivated potatoes for centuries, but the comeback of one of the world’s oldest varieties has been causing a stir.

Persimmon fever has arrived at the Santa Monica Farmers Market!

Persimmons fans: Your time has come

Persimmon fever has arrived at the Santa Monica Farmers Market!

One of the best parts of the holidays is the exchange of gifts with loved ones.

For many Angelenos, tamales represent the holidays

One of the best parts of the holidays is the exchange of gifts with loved ones.

There are home cooks who heavily rely on their intuition, taking an idea behind one recipe and using it to birth another.

“Lateral cooking” is about finding roads to new recipes

There are home cooks who heavily rely on their intuition, taking an idea behind one recipe and using it to birth another.

Charlotte Druckman  is a journalist who’s documented the stories of more than 100 women working in the world of food.

Elevating the experiences of women in the food world

Charlotte Druckman is a journalist who’s documented the stories of more than 100 women working in the world of food.

The idea of a true “American cuisine” seems like a slippery idea in a country built on immigration.

What we mean when we say “American cuisine”

The idea of a true “American cuisine” seems like a slippery idea in a country built on immigration.

Persimmon fever has arrived at the Santa Monica Farmers Market!

Persimmons fans: Your time has come

Persimmon fever has arrived at the Santa Monica Farmers Market!