Good Food

Good Food

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

Roxane Gay’s book, “  Hunger  ,” is a confessional of personal trauma and a searing societal indictment of how people are judged.

Roxane Gay: ‘There’s so much stigma around food, no matter how you consume it as a fat person’

Roxane Gay’s book, “ Hunger ,” is a confessional of personal trauma and a searing societal indictment of how people are judged.

Animal rights, environment, and health are the trifecta for turning to vegetarian and vegan cooking. A Gallup poll concluded that 5% of Americans consider themselves vegan.

Trojan horse way to veganism: Slowly sneak in the sweet potatoes

Animal rights, environment, and health are the trifecta for turning to vegetarian and vegan cooking. A Gallup poll concluded that 5% of Americans consider themselves vegan.

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson speaks with Jihee Kim and her new project,   Perilla  , featuring Korean banchan and rice bowls.

Herbs, banchan, and renewed energy at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson speaks with Jihee Kim and her new project, Perilla , featuring Korean banchan and rice bowls.

Jocelyn Ramirez suggests “decolonizing our diet,” and cutting out pork and chicken in traditional Mexican dishes.

Keeping plant-based Mexican food culturally relevant

Jocelyn Ramirez suggests “decolonizing our diet,” and cutting out pork and chicken in traditional Mexican dishes.

When the German government called on companies to use ingenuity in the wake of COVID-19, Melitta pivoted to make masks alongside their original paper coffee filters.

Filtering the air we breathe: masks made from coffee filters

When the German government called on companies to use ingenuity in the wake of COVID-19, Melitta pivoted to make masks alongside their original paper coffee filters.

Twenty-seven-year-old  Sana Javeri Kadri  lied about her age and marital status when she   started Diaspora Co. via Kickstarter in 2017. Her mission?

‘People think I’m Indiana Jones but it’s not that,’: Sana Javeri Kadri on sourcing spices

Twenty-seven-year-old Sana Javeri Kadri lied about her age and marital status when she started Diaspora Co. via Kickstarter in 2017. Her mission?

Evan Kleiman's recipe involves poached chicken.

Recipe: Panino Rustico

Evan Kleiman's recipe involves poached chicken.

It’s been over two months since sit-down service at restaurants was put on hold due to coronavirus.

How to review a restaurant in the time of COVID-19?

It’s been over two months since sit-down service at restaurants was put on hold due to coronavirus.

Throughout Lulu Wang’s movie " The Farewell ," a Chinese family gathers around the dinner table. They’ve come together for a wedding banquet, though it’s a ruse.

Food plays a subtle role in Lulu Wang’s film ‘The Farewell’

Throughout Lulu Wang’s movie " The Farewell ," a Chinese family gathers around the dinner table. They’ve come together for a wedding banquet, though it’s a ruse.

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Sherry Mandel of the   Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project  .

Making tortillas and pasta from California-grown heritage corn

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Sherry Mandel of the Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project .

Nearly a decade ago, John and Molly Chester were evicted from their Santa Monica apartment.

‘The Biggest Little Farm’ reveals challenges of sustainable farming

Nearly a decade ago, John and Molly Chester were evicted from their Santa Monica apartment.

The star of the documentary “  Honeyland  ” is Haditze, a woman living in a remote settlement in the Macedonian mountains with her elderly mother.

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 with her elderly mother.

“Anybody can make anything one time perfectly, but can you make it 10,000 times perfectly?”

Chef Evan Funke rolls out traditional pasta shapes with Italy’s nonnas

“Anybody can make anything one time perfectly, but can you make it 10,000 times perfectly?”

Samin Nosrat’s award-winning cookbook, “  Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat ,   ” features illustrations from Wendy MacNaughton.

Whimsical and joyful illustrations dot the award-winning ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’ cookbook

Samin Nosrat’s award-winning cookbook, “ Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat , ” features illustrations from Wendy MacNaughton.

Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg discusses the magic properties of over 1.5 million species of mushrooms, showcasing mycologist Paul Stamets and Michael Pollan, who refers to mushrooms as…

‘Fantastic Fungi’: Learn about 1.5 million kinds of mushrooms

Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg discusses the magic properties of over 1.5 million species of mushrooms, showcasing mycologist Paul Stamets and Michael Pollan, who refers to mushrooms as…

Author Sri Rao has written a definitive list of must-see Indian films and the food that defines them.

Chicken korma meet ‘Bajirao Mastani,’ plus other Indian food-film pairings

Author Sri Rao has written a definitive list of must-see Indian films and the food that defines them.

Sea urchins (uni) are luxurious, sensual, and delicious. They’re harvested from the bottom of the sea for fine dining and sushi restaurants.

What do sea urchins taste like? Pennies, salt, cotton candy

Sea urchins (uni) are luxurious, sensual, and delicious. They’re harvested from the bottom of the sea for fine dining and sushi restaurants.

From asada in Sonora to carnitas in Michoacán, laying claim to the king of tacos is a battle royale.

Tacos define your micro-identity and roots, says Pablo Cruz

From asada in Sonora to carnitas in Michoacán, laying claim to the king of tacos is a battle royale.

High Road Kitchens   is a new initiative that aims to fund independent restaurants while feeding low-wage workers and first responders. The program uses a pay-what-you-can model.

2 LA restaurants help feed low-wage workers and first responders

High Road Kitchens is a new initiative that aims to fund independent restaurants while feeding low-wage workers and first responders. The program uses a pay-what-you-can model.

At the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, correspondent Gillian Ferguson checks in with Meredith Bell, owner of   Autonomy Farms  .

Working with meat processing plants is like ‘dealing with the DMV every day of your life,’ says rancher Meredith Bell

At the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, correspondent Gillian Ferguson checks in with Meredith Bell, owner of Autonomy Farms .