The holidays are fast approaching, which means it’s time to learn about the year’s best cookbooks. We’re also learning about other gift ideas for the food lover in your life. Plus: chef Jet Tila joins us to discuss the closure of his family’s Bangkok Market after 47 years in LA.
2019 Gift Guide: Books and Beyond
From this Episode:
Remembering Bangkok Market, America’s first Thai market
Bangkok Market, the first Thai market in the United States, recently closed its doors.
13 min, 4 sec
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. But then he began to examine the immigration history between...
10 min, 57 sec
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...
4 min, 17 sec
2019: A year of great cookbooks
Celia Sack is the owner of Omnivore Books on Food in San Francisco, a bookstore for food lovers. Each holiday season, she calls in to KCRW’s Good Food with a list of her...
14 min, 49 sec
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.
5 min, 14 sec