Good Food

Good Food

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

Be it a hurricane or wildfire, you’ll find chef   José Andrés there. Unlike most people, the Nobel Peace Prize nominee runs toward catastrophe.

José Andrés feeds America during coronavirus pandemic

Be it a hurricane or wildfire, you’ll find chef José Andrés there. Unlike most people, the Nobel Peace Prize nominee runs toward catastrophe.

As panic buying of pantry staples and toilet paper swept across America, supermarket shelves emptied, and grocery store employees demanded more respect.  Workers are calling for hazard…

Grocery workers earn more respect in the midst of coronavirus crisis

As panic buying of pantry staples and toilet paper swept across America, supermarket shelves emptied, and grocery store employees demanded more respect.  Workers are calling for hazard…

As our lives are forcibly simplified, the straightforwardness of flour and water is more comforting than ever.

Sourdough starters and baking your own bread

As our lives are forcibly simplified, the straightforwardness of flour and water is more comforting than ever.

Nestled into a tiny corner of Far East Plaza in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, the city’s only cookbook store is a mecca for the culinary industry.

Best cookbooks to get you inspired at home

Nestled into a tiny corner of Far East Plaza in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, the city’s only cookbook store is a mecca for the culinary industry.

When food writer and recipe developer Nik Sharma couldn’t find yogurt at the store last week, he decided to make his own. Sharma walks us through the science of yogurt production.

How to make yogurt at home, keep your veggies fresher for longer

When food writer and recipe developer Nik Sharma couldn’t find yogurt at the store last week, he decided to make his own. Sharma walks us through the science of yogurt production.

With restaurants closed, wholesale orders are down for farmers.

Produce box delivered to your door? How to make the most of it

With restaurants closed, wholesale orders are down for farmers.

Always have olive oil. Fermented items like yogurt, kimchi, and pickles have a long shelf life and pack a flavor punch.

Cooking with pantry staples during social distancing

Always have olive oil. Fermented items like yogurt, kimchi, and pickles have a long shelf life and pack a flavor punch.

Market correspondent   Gillian Ferguson   joins Evan Kleiman for a virtual farmers market in the studio as they discuss new guidelines for how markets will operate as essential…

Essential services and new guidelines on farmers markets

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson joins Evan Kleiman for a virtual farmers market in the studio as they discuss new guidelines for how markets will operate as essential…

Charged with potato peeling and kneading, Tejal Rao, California Restaurant Critic for the New York Times, recalls helping with the cooking churned out of her grandparents' Indian…

Essential Indian recipes to cook at home

Charged with potato peeling and kneading, Tejal Rao, California Restaurant Critic for the New York Times, recalls helping with the cooking churned out of her grandparents' Indian…

LA Unified School District’s 700,000 students are at home for the foreseeable future. Gino Campagna (aka Chef Gino) has been schooling kids in the kitchen for years.

Cooking with kids while holed up at home

LA Unified School District’s 700,000 students are at home for the foreseeable future. Gino Campagna (aka Chef Gino) has been schooling kids in the kitchen for years.

Restaurants had to get creative after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pulled the plug on dining in until March 31.

Restaurants adapt in the wake of LA’s shutdown

Restaurants had to get creative after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pulled the plug on dining in until March 31.

Steve Sando of Rancho Gordo Heirloom Beans reports that over the course of last year, bean sales have skyrocketed 860%.

Simmering up bean recipes while you’re hunkered down

Steve Sando of Rancho Gordo Heirloom Beans reports that over the course of last year, bean sales have skyrocketed 860%.

My version of minestrone is based on the sweetness of the aromatics — onion, celery, carrot — meeting the deep flavor of cruciferous vegetables: cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale.

Evan Kleiman’s minestrone recipe is the cozy soup you’ve been looking for

My version of minestrone is based on the sweetness of the aromatics — onion, celery, carrot — meeting the deep flavor of cruciferous vegetables: cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale.

Bill Addison reviews Xiang La Hui, a Sichuan newcomer from Chongqing natives Will Wang and chef Ning Du.   
  Bill Addison says there’s plenty of Sichuan food in the San Gabriel…

Xiang La Hui review: Dishes to try at Alhambra’s new Sichuan mecca

Bill Addison reviews Xiang La Hui, a Sichuan newcomer from Chongqing natives Will Wang and chef Ning Du.  Bill Addison says there’s plenty of Sichuan food in the San Gabriel…

For some low-income students, school is the only place where they can get a full meal. But the coronavirus pandemic is leading public schools to close.

How coronavirus and school closures affect low-income students’ access to food

For some low-income students, school is the only place where they can get a full meal. But the coronavirus pandemic is leading public schools to close.

Market correspondent   Gillian Ferguson   catches up with Larry Kandarian of Kandarian Organic Farm about the popularity and the upsurge in bean sales.

Bean sales surge at Santa Monica Farmer’s Market following coronavirus

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Larry Kandarian of Kandarian Organic Farm about the popularity and the upsurge in bean sales.

The last supper conjures up images of Leonardo’s pastel-robed apostles or a death row inmate’s final requests.

Escargot, oysters, salad: The menu for one man’s last meal

The last supper conjures up images of Leonardo’s pastel-robed apostles or a death row inmate’s final requests.

Want to get started on your own wild fermentation journey?

Fermenting with master forager Pascal Baudar

Want to get started on your own wild fermentation journey?

It all starts with a bowl of sudsy water and a stack of dirty dishes.

Creating zen while washing the kitchen dishes

It all starts with a bowl of sudsy water and a stack of dirty dishes.

Director Bong Joon-ho’s commentary of poverty and class disparity runs deep in his Academy Award-winning film “Parasite.”

Oscar winner ‘Parasite’ and the hidden backstory of fried chicken

Director Bong Joon-ho’s commentary of poverty and class disparity runs deep in his Academy Award-winning film “Parasite.”