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Good Food

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

Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson speaks with Logan Williams at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, who recommends planting kale, lettuce, and winter herbs.

Planting for the fall and winter months

Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson speaks with Logan Williams at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, who recommends planting kale, lettuce, and winter herbs.

Gustavo Arellano is back to highlight the flour and corn tortillas still standing in this year’s Tortilla Tournament.

Corn versus flour: awarding the Golden Tortilla

Gustavo Arellano is back to highlight the flour and corn tortillas still standing in this year’s Tortilla Tournament.

The World Food Programme was a joint partisan initiative established in the 1960s to find ways to use U.S. agriculture in hunger-prone areas of the world.

Combating hunger to take the ultimate prize

The World Food Programme was a joint partisan initiative established in the 1960s to find ways to use U.S. agriculture in hunger-prone areas of the world.

In this week’s installment of “In the Weeds,” Bricia Lopez and her sister and brother have taken over Guelaguetza from their parents.

‘In the Weeds’: Serving the Oaxacan community and Los Angeles

In this week’s installment of “In the Weeds,” Bricia Lopez and her sister and brother have taken over Guelaguetza from their parents.

The National Restaurant Association estimates that 60,000 restaurants open during any given year, while 50,000 close.

McDonald’s and Starbucks thriving during pandemic

The National Restaurant Association estimates that 60,000 restaurants open during any given year, while 50,000 close.

In a year where everything is seemingly on pause, a revolution, a dumpster fire, or a combination of all three, at least we have this: four great tortillas — two corn, two flour — that…

Tortilla Tournament, Week 4: Behold Your Fuerte Four Finalists!

In a year where everything is seemingly on pause, a revolution, a dumpster fire, or a combination of all three, at least we have this: four great tortillas — two corn, two flour — that…

Behold Ask a Tortilla Tournament Judge, in which longtime KCRW nerd Gustavo Arellano takes your question about tortillas!

Ask a Tortilla Tournament Judge: Are there Jewish/Muslim-friendly tortillas?

Behold Ask a Tortilla Tournament Judge, in which longtime KCRW nerd Gustavo Arellano takes your question about tortillas!

The three years KCRW Great Tortilla Tournament has seen at least 125 different corn and flour tortillas duke it out for the title of the Golden Tortilla.

Why Jimenez Ranch Market in Santa Ana makes Gustavo Arellano’s favorite flour tortillas

The three years KCRW Great Tortilla Tournament has seen at least 125 different corn and flour tortillas duke it out for the title of the Golden Tortilla.

Los Angeles Times columnist Gustavo Arellano answers listeners' questions about all things tortillas, including “Why is my taco not pinching correctly?” and “Can you freeze tortillas?”

Answering your burning tortilla questions

Los Angeles Times columnist Gustavo Arellano answers listeners' questions about all things tortillas, including “Why is my taco not pinching correctly?” and “Can you freeze tortillas?”

In this week’s installment of “In the Weeds,” sisters Mary and Kelley Liang share the story of their parents, Lupe and Judy, opening Hop Woo in Chinatown.

‘In the Weeds’: 8 tables and an American dream

In this week’s installment of “In the Weeds,” sisters Mary and Kelley Liang share the story of their parents, Lupe and Judy, opening Hop Woo in Chinatown.

A Marilyn Manson-inspired coffee brewer, medicinal green juices that aid with ulcers and diabetes, and a queer woman of color-owned Smashburger stand — Laura Tejada wrote a roundup of…

Shouting out where to eat and drink in East LA

A Marilyn Manson-inspired coffee brewer, medicinal green juices that aid with ulcers and diabetes, and a queer woman of color-owned Smashburger stand — Laura Tejada wrote a roundup of…

As tomatoes are winding down and peaches have left the stalls, Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Kacie Carter of honey hi , who discusses how she is incorporating…

Transitioning to fall at the farmer’s market

As tomatoes are winding down and peaches have left the stalls, Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Kacie Carter of honey hi , who discusses how she is incorporating…

Merely saying the name James Beard inspires reverence for most chefs since he’s associated with the most coveted award in the culinary world.

Uncovering the personal life of culinary legend James Beard

Merely saying the name James Beard inspires reverence for most chefs since he’s associated with the most coveted award in the culinary world.

Tortilla Tournament judge Gustavo Arellano answers everything you want to know about tortillas, but were afraid to ask.

Ask a Tortilla Tournament Judge! Gustavo Arellano answers your questions

Tortilla Tournament judge Gustavo Arellano answers everything you want to know about tortillas, but were afraid to ask.

While upsets continued in the Suave 16, the remaining higher seeds also began to assert their usual dominance, leading to epic matchups for next week’s ¡Eso Eight! quarterfinals.

Tortilla Tournament, Week 3: Cal-Mex vs. Tex-Mex vs. Mex-Mex Go on to Eso Eight!

While upsets continued in the Suave 16, the remaining higher seeds also began to assert their usual dominance, leading to epic matchups for next week’s ¡Eso Eight! quarterfinals.

The bracket for the annual Tortilla Tournament has been narrowed down to what judge Gustavo Arellano refers to as the “ Suave Sixteen ” - with eight corn and eight flour contenders…

Beware of the sour corn tortilla

The bracket for the annual Tortilla Tournament has been narrowed down to what judge Gustavo Arellano refers to as the “ Suave Sixteen ” - with eight corn and eight flour contenders…

When independent radio producer Gideon Brower noticed that Ralphs, the ubiquitous grocery store chain, didn’t have an apostrophe in its name, he became curious about the names of other…

Mr. Smart and Mr. Final: Surprising stories of familiar chains

When independent radio producer Gideon Brower noticed that Ralphs, the ubiquitous grocery store chain, didn’t have an apostrophe in its name, he became curious about the names of other…

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson visits Yang’s Kitchen in Alhambra to speak with Chris Yang of Yang’s Kitchen .

Transforming the dining room into a marketplace

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson visits Yang’s Kitchen in Alhambra to speak with Chris Yang of Yang’s Kitchen .

When Professor Rocío Rosales began the six years of research for her book “ Fruteros ,” most of the fruit vendors she spoke with were young, undocumented men from a concentrated area…

Who are the fruteros?

When Professor Rocío Rosales began the six years of research for her book “ Fruteros ,” most of the fruit vendors she spoke with were young, undocumented men from a concentrated area…

In this week’s installment of “In the Weeds,” Dr.

‘In the Weeds’: Are buffets on their way to extinction?

In this week’s installment of “In the Weeds,” Dr.