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Good Food

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

Persimmon fever has arrived at the Santa Monica Farmers Market!

Persimmons fans: Your time has come

Persimmon fever has arrived at the Santa Monica Farmers Market!

There are home cooks who heavily rely on their intuition, taking an idea behind one recipe and using it to birth another.

“Lateral cooking” is about finding roads to new recipes

There are home cooks who heavily rely on their intuition, taking an idea behind one recipe and using it to birth another.

Charlotte Druckman  is a journalist who’s documented the stories of more than 100 women working in the world of food.

Elevating the experiences of women in the food world

Charlotte Druckman is a journalist who’s documented the stories of more than 100 women working in the world of food.

The idea of a true “American cuisine” seems like a slippery idea in a country built on immigration.

What we mean when we say “American cuisine”

The idea of a true “American cuisine” seems like a slippery idea in a country built on immigration.

As the year draws to a close, Angelenos eagerly await the LA Times’ 101 Best Restaurants list, formerly known as Jonathan Gold’s 101.   
  This year, the rankings are back, and there…

Breaking down the 2019 LA Times restaurant rankings

As the year draws to a close, Angelenos eagerly await the LA Times’ 101 Best Restaurants list, formerly known as Jonathan Gold’s 101.  This year, the rankings are back, and there…

LA Times restaurant critic Patricia Escárcega recently found herself in Watts at Hawkins House of Burgers, a walk-up counter that’s been slinging hefty backyard-style burgers since…

Patricia Escárcega accepts a challenge at Hawkins House of Burgers

LA Times restaurant critic Patricia Escárcega recently found herself in Watts at Hawkins House of Burgers, a walk-up counter that’s been slinging hefty backyard-style burgers since…

When   Mark Padoongpatt   was first asked to write a book about Thai food in America, he wasn’t interested.

The history of Thai food in LA

When Mark Padoongpatt was first asked to write a book about Thai food in America, he wasn’t interested.

Located on the first floor of the Far East Plaza in LA’s Chinatown,   Now Serving LA   has the distinction of being the only cookbook store in Los Angeles.

Gift recommendations from LA’s cookbook store Now Serving

Located on the first floor of the Far East Plaza in LA’s Chinatown, Now Serving LA has the distinction of being the only cookbook store in Los Angeles.

Winter is a time for chicories, the hardy, bitter, leafy greens that come in many varieties.

Market Report: Chicories

Winter is a time for chicories, the hardy, bitter, leafy greens that come in many varieties.

Celia Sack is the owner of Omnivore Books on Food in San Francisco, a bookstore for food lovers.

2019: A year of great cookbooks

Celia Sack is the owner of Omnivore Books on Food in San Francisco, a bookstore for food lovers.

Bangkok Market, the first Thai market in the United States, recently closed its doors.

Remembering Bangkok Market, America’s first Thai market

Bangkok Market, the first Thai market in the United States, recently closed its doors.

LA Times critic   Bill Addison   recently proclaimed Spoon by H to be LA’s  best Korean restaurant outside of Koreatown .

Choose your pleasure at Spoon by H in Mid-City

LA Times critic Bill Addison recently proclaimed Spoon by H to be LA’s best Korean restaurant outside of Koreatown .

It’s the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Good Food’s Market Report correspondent Gillian Ferguson visits the Santa Monica Farmers Market, where pumpkin season is in full force.

Market Report: Pumpkins

It’s the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Good Food’s Market Report correspondent Gillian Ferguson visits the Santa Monica Farmers Market, where pumpkin season is in full force.

In 2017, the culinary history podcast called  The Feast  looked at the fascinating history of drinking in the South, which includes the origins of eggnog.

The southern past of egg nog

In 2017, the culinary history podcast called The Feast looked at the fascinating history of drinking in the South, which includes the origins of eggnog.

The American South has given us one of our nation's most distinctive and varied regional cuisines.

The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks

The American South has given us one of our nation's most distinctive and varied regional cuisines.

A  southern vegan    sounds like an oxymoron to those who think of Southern food as a meaty cuisine.  Timothy Pakron  relies on flavors from plant-sources, making nostalgic dishes from…

‘Mississippi Vegan’

A  southern vegan  sounds like an oxymoron to those who think of Southern food as a meaty cuisine.  Timothy Pakron  relies on flavors from plant-sources, making nostalgic dishes from…

Sean Brock thinks a lot about the future of Southern food—where it’s going, how it fits into our country’s history.

Sean Brock on the key elements of Southern cooking

Sean Brock thinks a lot about the future of Southern food—where it’s going, how it fits into our country’s history.

Evan Kleiman's Gingersnap Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Evan's Gingersnap Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Evan Kleiman's Gingersnap Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

In 2002, Apollonia Poilane took over her family’s famed bakery in Paris following the tragic death of her parents in a helicopter crash.

After 85 years, Poilane remains a household name in baking

In 2002, Apollonia Poilane took over her family’s famed bakery in Paris following the tragic death of her parents in a helicopter crash.

With its sprawling menu, the Vietnamese restaurant Brodard in Fountain Valley caters to all kinds of cravings, from soup noodles to rice plates.

Patricia Escárcega pays homage to Brodard, a temple to Vietnamese rolls

With its sprawling menu, the Vietnamese restaurant Brodard in Fountain Valley caters to all kinds of cravings, from soup noodles to rice plates.