Good Food

Good Food

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

Yemisi Aribisala says she was described as rude when dining out because she ate quietly and didn’t comment on the food and meal.

Introducing the world to Nigerian food by way of jollof rice

Yemisi Aribisala says she was described as rude when dining out because she ate quietly and didn’t comment on the food and meal.

When Dr. Howard Conyers isn’t designing rocket engines for NASA, he is building barbecue pits. Shadowing his father since he was 3 years old, Dr.

Mastering barbecue with a doctorate in mechanical engineering

When Dr. Howard Conyers isn’t designing rocket engines for NASA, he is building barbecue pits. Shadowing his father since he was 3 years old, Dr.

Food historian Jessica B. Harris has cooked with Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and James Baldwin.

Befriending Angelou, Baldwin, and Morrison in 1970s New York

Food historian Jessica B. Harris has cooked with Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and James Baldwin.

"This book broadens the African American food story," Toni Tipton-Martin writes in the introduction of her award-winning book, “ Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American…

Sharing recipes from the African American food story

"This book broadens the African American food story," Toni Tipton-Martin writes in the introduction of her award-winning book, “ Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American…

Black excellence has long been celebrated in popular culture — sports, music, literature and film.

Authorship, memory, aspiration: ‘The Rise’ of Black cooks

Black excellence has long been celebrated in popular culture — sports, music, literature and film.

Cathy Asapahu has a foot in two worlds, or at least two restaurants.

‘In the Weeds’: Pastry chef Cathy Asapahu reflects on her family’s sacrifices

Cathy Asapahu has a foot in two worlds, or at least two restaurants.

Lunar New Year is the biggest holiday in many Asian countries. The foods used in celebrations are symbolic of prosperity and renewal.

Ushering in the Year of the Ox

Lunar New Year is the biggest holiday in many Asian countries. The foods used in celebrations are symbolic of prosperity and renewal.

It turns out that the link between the love holiday and the actual human heart is real, so why not explore blood in a recipe context?

Getting at the heart of cooking with blood

It turns out that the link between the love holiday and the actual human heart is real, so why not explore blood in a recipe context?

If life is like a box of chocolates, this past year is full of bad fruit creams. Like most holidays over the past 12 months, Valentine’s Day is going to look a little different.

Staging a Valentine’s Day chocolate tasting

If life is like a box of chocolates, this past year is full of bad fruit creams. Like most holidays over the past 12 months, Valentine’s Day is going to look a little different.

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson finds chef Sal Marino shopping for radicchio to serve during the renewed outdoor dining at Marino Restaurant.

Heading to the farmer’s market for chicories

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson finds chef Sal Marino shopping for radicchio to serve during the renewed outdoor dining at Marino Restaurant.

The goal of a well-written recipe is to ensure that someone who follows it will get sure-fired results.

Following recipes to the letter

The goal of a well-written recipe is to ensure that someone who follows it will get sure-fired results.

With limited ordering windows and nondescript locations, San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Soleil Ho details the complications of picking up takeout during the pandemic and…

‘Selling food in the margins’: Embracing chaos in search of takeout

With limited ordering windows and nondescript locations, San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Soleil Ho details the complications of picking up takeout during the pandemic and…

Just as Tezeta Alemayehu was about to fulfill her dream of a brick & mortar restaurant to serve her Ethiopian-influenced vegan food, COVID struck.

In the Weeds: Sharing a healthy Ethiopian lifestyle

Just as Tezeta Alemayehu was about to fulfill her dream of a brick & mortar restaurant to serve her Ethiopian-influenced vegan food, COVID struck.

The FDA has approved its first genetically modified pigs for human consumption, which were first developed as biotechnology in human transplants.

Modifying pigs for transplants and preventing allergic reactions

The FDA has approved its first genetically modified pigs for human consumption, which were first developed as biotechnology in human transplants.

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson connects with Sarifah Renton, the chef of MinahRocks.LA , her Malaysian and Indonesian pop-up.

Celebrating Chinese New Year with pomelos

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson connects with Sarifah Renton, the chef of MinahRocks.LA , her Malaysian and Indonesian pop-up.

Los Angeles Times co-restaurant critic Bill Addison made a resolution to eat more instead of less in the new year, supporting restaurants where he can. What is Bill eating?

Eating with purpose and escaping the pandemic reality across LA

Los Angeles Times co-restaurant critic Bill Addison made a resolution to eat more instead of less in the new year, supporting restaurants where he can. What is Bill eating?

Chef Brandon Kida grew up in Southern California, seeing the spinning sign of Pioneer Chicken featuring a covered wagon.

Come fly away with Brandon Kida’s chicken wings

Chef Brandon Kida grew up in Southern California, seeing the spinning sign of Pioneer Chicken featuring a covered wagon.

During the 17th and 18th centuries, “ tea was what a limited-edition sneaker drop or what Perigord black truffles are today,” writes Charlene Wang.

Reading beyond the tea leaves of colonial trade and exploitation

During the 17th and 18th centuries, “ tea was what a limited-edition sneaker drop or what Perigord black truffles are today,” writes Charlene Wang.

A red, beef stew tucked into a corn tortilla stained red from the juices — birria de res has become a bonafide phenomenon.

Tracing the history of the birria obsession

A red, beef stew tucked into a corn tortilla stained red from the juices — birria de res has become a bonafide phenomenon.

In his book “ Bollywood Kitchen ,” Sri Rao tells the story of his family immigrating to suburban Pennsylvania, their assimilation, and the role that Bollywood films played in his life,…

RSVP to a night of Indian cooking and Bollywood films

In his book “ Bollywood Kitchen ,” Sri Rao tells the story of his family immigrating to suburban Pennsylvania, their assimilation, and the role that Bollywood films played in his life,…