Good Food

Good Food

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

Over a sushi dinner, wood engineer Felix Böck had a eureka moment and dreamed up ChopValue, a company that makes products out of recycled chopsticks.

ChopValue gives single-use utensils a second life

Over a sushi dinner, wood engineer Felix Böck had a eureka moment and dreamed up ChopValue, a company that makes products out of recycled chopsticks.

Food writer Eddie Lin remembers Yening “Lupe” Liang, who owned Hop Woo with his wife and daughters and strived for inclusiveness on his menu.

Remembering Yening ‘Lupe’ Liang of Hop Woo

Food writer Eddie Lin remembers Yening “Lupe” Liang, who owned Hop Woo with his wife and daughters and strived for inclusiveness on his menu.

When Suzanne Barr moved home to care for her ailing mother, it sparked in her an entirely new career path. Comforted by her mother’s culinary lessons, Barr became a chef.

Chef Suzanne Barr finds cooking a comforting second career

When Suzanne Barr moved home to care for her ailing mother, it sparked in her an entirely new career path. Comforted by her mother’s culinary lessons, Barr became a chef.

Dragan Ivanovic forages for fresh produce and delivers directly to chefs at their restaurants.

Straight off the truck: Freshly-foraged English peas delivered to chefs

Dragan Ivanovic forages for fresh produce and delivers directly to chefs at their restaurants.

LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison heads to Santa Monica to visit the new location of the award-winning sushi hotspot Shunji.

Michelin-star Japanese restaurant Shunji moves to Santa Monica

LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison heads to Santa Monica to visit the new location of the award-winning sushi hotspot Shunji.

To understand his cultural history and deepen his culinary passion, Austin-born Rick Martinez moved to Mexico and visited 32 states.

In search of his roots, Rick Martínez discovers flavors of Mexico

To understand his cultural history and deepen his culinary passion, Austin-born Rick Martinez moved to Mexico and visited 32 states.

In the wake of the pandemic, more food workers and farmers have started to unionize. This will mean more protection for the industry, says reporter Lisa Held.

Pandemic inequities push food workers to unionize

In the wake of the pandemic, more food workers and farmers have started to unionize. This will mean more protection for the industry, says reporter Lisa Held.

“Love & Saffron” is a new lighthearted novel about two women from different generations, living in different cities, who develop a friendship over food and letter-writing

‘Love & Saffron’: Friendship unfolds in 1960s LA food scene

“Love & Saffron” is a new lighthearted novel about two women from different generations, living in different cities, who develop a friendship over food and letter-writing

Mothers are often the first mentors in the kitchen. For Mother’s Day, Good Food invites culinary figures to share how their moms shaped their lives and career paths.

These moms shaped culinary careers of Kwame Onwuachi, Eric Kim, and more

Mothers are often the first mentors in the kitchen. For Mother’s Day, Good Food invites culinary figures to share how their moms shaped their lives and career paths.

The right flour is critical to making bagels at home. One with high protein helps make the bagel’s shell crisp, chewy, and glossy, says cookbook author Cathy Barrow.

5-ingredient bagels for a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed

The right flour is critical to making bagels at home. One with high protein helps make the bagel’s shell crisp, chewy, and glossy, says cookbook author Cathy Barrow.

Since the 1960s, Angelenos have been learning about foreign flavors through the writings of Barbara Hansen.

Thank Barbara Hansen for putting international cuisine on Angelenos’ radar

Since the 1960s, Angelenos have been learning about foreign flavors through the writings of Barbara Hansen.

“Pachinko” follows a Korean family who must leave their homeland after the Japanese invasion. KCRW learns the research required to bring Min Jin Lee’s novel to Apple TV+.

‘Pachinko’ spans 8 decades, puts white rice at center of table

“Pachinko” follows a Korean family who must leave their homeland after the Japanese invasion. KCRW learns the research required to bring Min Jin Lee’s novel to Apple TV+.

Pastry chef Hannah Ziskin reaches for Meyer lemons when she makes a Bavarian cake at Quarter Sheets.

When life gives you Meyer lemons, make Bavarian sheet cake

Pastry chef Hannah Ziskin reaches for Meyer lemons when she makes a Bavarian cake at Quarter Sheets.

Chef Keith Corbin shops for strawberries to use in a shortcake that reminds him of his grandmother.

Using market strawberries for shortcake and an infused-vodka

Chef Keith Corbin shops for strawberries to use in a shortcake that reminds him of his grandmother.

President Biden’s agricultural priorities include wildfire protection, conservation, and protection of individual producers against price manipulation from larger food corporations.

Biden boosts allocations for agriculture and food programs in 2023 budget

President Biden’s agricultural priorities include wildfire protection, conservation, and protection of individual producers against price manipulation from larger food corporations.

The history of delicatessens nationwide is the focus of “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” a new exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center.

‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’: New exhibit follows history of Jewish deli

The history of delicatessens nationwide is the focus of “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” a new exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center.

The next wave of deli owners are creating a community by sharing everything from recipes and equipment recommendations to business models.

Deli owners create community of success by sharing recipes, business models

The next wave of deli owners are creating a community by sharing everything from recipes and equipment recommendations to business models.

The edible cannabis market is booming thanks to an ever-growing array of flavors and standardized doses.

Cannabis companies collaborate with chefs in growing edible industry

The edible cannabis market is booming thanks to an ever-growing array of flavors and standardized doses.

Mort & Betty’s is a pop-up offering vegan versions of traditional Jewish deli dishes, such as lox, mushroom pastrami, and whitefish salad.

Veganizing the Jewish deli: ‘In the Weeds’ with Megan Tucker

Mort & Betty’s is a pop-up offering vegan versions of traditional Jewish deli dishes, such as lox, mushroom pastrami, and whitefish salad.

Bill Addison reviews Ipoh Kopitiam, Alhambra’s new Malaysian restaurant serving white coffee and kaya toast.

White coffee, Hainan chicken rice: Bill Addison reviews Ipoh Kopitiam

Bill Addison reviews Ipoh Kopitiam, Alhambra’s new Malaysian restaurant serving white coffee and kaya toast.