Soleil Ho and Tejal Rao belong to a new wave of food critics who are helping to redefine the craft. Writer and activist Yasmin Khan talks about her travels to modern Palestine, which have yielded a book full of humanizing stories and recipes. Plus: the return of the world's largest tomato seedling sal.
California’s new food critics, “Zaitoun,” and Tomatomania
From this Episode:
San Francisco’s new food critic is changing the game
The San Francisco Chronicle’s new restaurant critic Soleil Ho recently published her first slate of reviews.
14 min, 32 sec
Meet the New York Times’ first California food critic
Last year the New York Times appointed its first California food critic in Tejal Rao —yet another sign of the state’s recognition as a dining powerhouse.
9 min, 4 sec
Real-deal Lebanese cooking at Hayat’s Kitchen
In search of Lebanese cuisine, Bill Addison recently paid a visit to the new location of Hayat’s Kitchen in the Hollywood Hills, where he discovered fresh kibbeh nayeh...
4 min, 33 sec
What is the Palestinian kitchen?
Yasmin Khan ’s numerous visits to modern Palestine taught her that the food there is not only inseparable from politics, but also its historical influences, including Arab,...
12 min, 43 sec
Tomatomania is back!
As we ramp up to tomato season, we look to an expert in Scott Daigre . Scott is the force behind Tomatomania , the largest tomato seedling sale in the world—and it’s...
6 min, 41 sec