Good Food

Good Food

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

Golden Rice Co. , a pop-up run by the mother and daughter team of Farah and Sophia Parsa, was originally a backyard supper club that ran for five years.

‘In the Weeds’: golden, crispy domes bring solace

Golden Rice Co. , a pop-up run by the mother and daughter team of Farah and Sophia Parsa, was originally a backyard supper club that ran for five years.

Cooking rice on a wood burning stove was an art, says Anne Ewbank. Around 1945, engineer Masaru Ibuka started a small company in an abandoned department store that fixed radios.

The rice cooker: liberating generations of chefs

Cooking rice on a wood burning stove was an art, says Anne Ewbank. Around 1945, engineer Masaru Ibuka started a small company in an abandoned department store that fixed radios.

Dr. Amber Spry is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Politics at Brandeis University.

Using a ‘ricebreaker’ to start a conversation about cultural identity

Dr. Amber Spry is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Politics at Brandeis University.

In the American South, rice turns a collection of dishes into a meal. Michael Twitty is an African American Jewish writer, culinary historian, and educator.

How did rice find its way to the American South?

In the American South, rice turns a collection of dishes into a meal. Michael Twitty is an African American Jewish writer, culinary historian, and educator.

Paella is precious in Valencia, Spain. Food writer Matt Goulding asserts that you can find the entire history of Spain within the perimeter of the paella pan.

Stirring up controversy in a paella pan

Paella is precious in Valencia, Spain. Food writer Matt Goulding asserts that you can find the entire history of Spain within the perimeter of the paella pan.

Like anything in America, the story of rice is not monolithic.

Growing Japanese rice in California

Like anything in America, the story of rice is not monolithic.

Some restaurant models are designed for doorstep delivery so much so that they have their own packaging. Think pizza, Chinese takeout cartons, even a bright pink donut box.

‘In the Weeds’: Pasjoli opts for takeout in lieu of tableside

Some restaurant models are designed for doorstep delivery so much so that they have their own packaging. Think pizza, Chinese takeout cartons, even a bright pink donut box.

Boiling water can be a lifeline in a crisis, and it’s a cornerstone of cooking. Yet for many, the act of doing it is still a mystery.

Reaching a boiling point

Boiling water can be a lifeline in a crisis, and it’s a cornerstone of cooking. Yet for many, the act of doing it is still a mystery.

Professor Alex Susskind of Cornell School of Hotel Administration says this is the most disruptive period he has seen in the restaurant industry.

Say ‘Check, please!’ before receiving and eating dinner

Professor Alex Susskind of Cornell School of Hotel Administration says this is the most disruptive period he has seen in the restaurant industry.

Gillian Ferguson heads to the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market to catch up with Chef Ki Kim of Naemo , a modern Korean pop-up.

Turning out fine dining-worthy takeout with farmers market produce

Gillian Ferguson heads to the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market to catch up with Chef Ki Kim of Naemo , a modern Korean pop-up.

Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast, is on a mission to create a new pasta shape.

Pasta Project: a quixotic effort to create a new pasta shape

Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast, is on a mission to create a new pasta shape.

Tomato planting season is nigh. For almost three decades, Scott Daigre has hosted Tomatomania! each year at the beginning of spring.

Tomatomania! Get to planting tomato seedlings

Tomato planting season is nigh. For almost three decades, Scott Daigre has hosted Tomatomania! each year at the beginning of spring.

Yemisi Aribisala says she was described as rude when dining out because she ate quietly and didn’t comment on the food and meal.

Introducing the world to Nigerian food by way of jollof rice

Yemisi Aribisala says she was described as rude when dining out because she ate quietly and didn’t comment on the food and meal.

When Dr. Howard Conyers isn’t designing rocket engines for NASA, he is building barbecue pits. Shadowing his father since he was 3 years old, Dr.

Mastering barbecue with a doctorate in mechanical engineering

When Dr. Howard Conyers isn’t designing rocket engines for NASA, he is building barbecue pits. Shadowing his father since he was 3 years old, Dr.

Food historian Jessica B. Harris has cooked with Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and James Baldwin.

Befriending Angelou, Baldwin, and Morrison in 1970s New York

Food historian Jessica B. Harris has cooked with Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and James Baldwin.

"This book broadens the African American food story," Toni Tipton-Martin writes in the introduction of her award-winning book, “ Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American…

Sharing recipes from the African American food story

"This book broadens the African American food story," Toni Tipton-Martin writes in the introduction of her award-winning book, “ Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American…

Black excellence has long been celebrated in popular culture — sports, music, literature and film.

Authorship, memory, aspiration: ‘The Rise’ of Black cooks

Black excellence has long been celebrated in popular culture — sports, music, literature and film.

Cathy Asapahu has a foot in two worlds, or at least two restaurants.

‘In the Weeds’: Pastry chef Cathy Asapahu reflects on her family’s sacrifices

Cathy Asapahu has a foot in two worlds, or at least two restaurants.

Lunar New Year is the biggest holiday in many Asian countries. The foods used in celebrations are symbolic of prosperity and renewal.

Ushering in the Year of the Ox

Lunar New Year is the biggest holiday in many Asian countries. The foods used in celebrations are symbolic of prosperity and renewal.

It turns out that the link between the love holiday and the actual human heart is real, so why not explore blood in a recipe context?

Getting at the heart of cooking with blood

It turns out that the link between the love holiday and the actual human heart is real, so why not explore blood in a recipe context?