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

Lien Ta, founder of LA restaurants Here’s Looking at You and All Day Baby, reflects on why business trouble caused by COVID shutdowns helped her to discover an interest in politics.

Lien Ta: How almost losing my restaurants pushed me to care about politics

Lien Ta, founder of LA restaurants Here’s Looking at You and All Day Baby, reflects on why business trouble caused by COVID shutdowns helped her to discover an interest in politics.

Tortilleria expert Gustavo Arellano and acclaimed L.A.

Photos: How LA’s tortilla masters make magic with a handful of masa

Tortilleria expert Gustavo Arellano and acclaimed L.A.

Since Adams Wine Shop flipped from coffee to wine, Ruben Morancy focuses on stocking his shelves with bottles that are under $30 each.

Stocking bottles from Black and female winemakers

Since Adams Wine Shop flipped from coffee to wine, Ruben Morancy focuses on stocking his shelves with bottles that are under $30 each.

Tortilla Tournament judge and Master of Ceremonies Gustavo Arellano sits down with Jorge Gaviria of Masienda , who imports heirloom corn varieties from Mexico.

Modern masa: the foundation of every good corn tortilla

Tortilla Tournament judge and Master of Ceremonies Gustavo Arellano sits down with Jorge Gaviria of Masienda , who imports heirloom corn varieties from Mexico.

Professor Marion Nestle is the ultimate authority when it comes to food systems and politics.

Questions on the politics of food? Let’s ask Marion!

Professor Marion Nestle is the ultimate authority when it comes to food systems and politics.

Growing up in Bombay, Nik Sharma climbed tamarind trees each summer.

Climbing tamarind trees for sweet and savory cooking

Growing up in Bombay, Nik Sharma climbed tamarind trees each summer.

In the first installment of a new weekly segment “In the Weeds,” Roxana Jullapat of Friends & Family in East Hollywood describes the tough decisions made in the first weeks of the…

‘In the Weeds’: a new weekly segment about life in the industry

In the first installment of a new weekly segment “In the Weeds,” Roxana Jullapat of Friends & Family in East Hollywood describes the tough decisions made in the first weeks of the…

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Tallula’s Executive Chef Saw Naing, who is making blue tortillas with heirloom corn and blending his Burmese heritage with the…

Blending Burmese and Mexican cuisines at the farmer’s market

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Tallula’s Executive Chef Saw Naing, who is making blue tortillas with heirloom corn and blending his Burmese heritage with the…

The year was 1988 and we were watching the Miss USA beauty pageant on our one TV in our living room. It was the culmination of a long journey for the Magaña girl.

Meet Diana Magaña, the face that launched a million tortillas

The year was 1988 and we were watching the Miss USA beauty pageant on our one TV in our living room. It was the culmination of a long journey for the Magaña girl.

The first week of any tortilla tournament usually features a couple of minor upsets, but usually sees the big shots trample their lesser-ranked competition. 
 Not in this Week 1.

Tortilla Tournament, Week 1: Stunning upsets, favorites on the run!

The first week of any tortilla tournament usually features a couple of minor upsets, but usually sees the big shots trample their lesser-ranked competition. Not in this Week 1.

Eighty-seven-year-old Ron Salisbury is the keeper of tortilla culture in Southern California by both pedigree and life experience.

Inside El Cholo: How the old-school Mexican restaurant has thrived in LA for almost a century

Eighty-seven-year-old Ron Salisbury is the keeper of tortilla culture in Southern California by both pedigree and life experience.

Pastry chef Lisa Donovan was a young mother who ended up facing abuse and poverty. She was transformed by reading food writer M.F.K.

Pastry chef reclaims her own story in new memoir

Pastry chef Lisa Donovan was a young mother who ended up facing abuse and poverty. She was transformed by reading food writer M.F.K.

KCRW & Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament with Good Food’s Evan Kleiman has 64 contenders (32 corn, 32 flour) from across Southern California, all vying to take home the coveted…

Bracketing tortillas in KCRW’s annual Tortilla Tournament

KCRW & Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament with Good Food’s Evan Kleiman has 64 contenders (32 corn, 32 flour) from across Southern California, all vying to take home the coveted…

2018 was the year of the Basque cheesecake.

Ugly-beautiful: burning your dessert to perfection

2018 was the year of the Basque cheesecake.

Dr. Sarah Sallon recovered seeds from the excavation of Masada, an Israeli UNESCO World Heritage site. Along with her colleague, Dr.

Growing hope and dates from 2,000 seeds

Dr. Sarah Sallon recovered seeds from the excavation of Masada, an Israeli UNESCO World Heritage site. Along with her colleague, Dr.

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson first heard about Elizabeth Heitner when reading about her pastrami tacos.

Mexican-inspired Rosh Hashanah menu pops up at Melody Wine Bar

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson first heard about Elizabeth Heitner when reading about her pastrami tacos.

Shimi Aaron likens the cars, weather and beaches of Los Angeles to Tel Aviv.

Braiding dough into the imperfect babka

Shimi Aaron likens the cars, weather and beaches of Los Angeles to Tel Aviv.

For the return of KCRW’s Tortilla Tournament, LA Times columnist Gustavo Arellano and Good Food’s Evan Kleiman chat about what makes a quality tortilla. .

Tortilla Tournament 2020: How to Taste Tortillas

For the return of KCRW’s Tortilla Tournament, LA Times columnist Gustavo Arellano and Good Food’s Evan Kleiman chat about what makes a quality tortilla. .

Gustavo Arellano writes that even during the worst economic and medical disaster of our generation, we still need to eat tortillas.

Tortillas in the time of coronavirus

Gustavo Arellano writes that even during the worst economic and medical disaster of our generation, we still need to eat tortillas.

KCRW and Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament with Good Food’s Evan Kleiman matches up 64 tortillas — 32 corn, 32 flour — in a weekly sports-style seeded bracket to determine who will…

Gustavo Arellano and Good Food’s Great Tortilla Tournament returns!

KCRW and Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament with Good Food’s Evan Kleiman matches up 64 tortillas — 32 corn, 32 flour — in a weekly sports-style seeded bracket to determine who will…