For some Angelenos, there’s no greater gift during the holidays than a steaming hot tamale. We’re also looking at some fascinating developments in the produce world, including the comeback of an ancient spud. Plus: an organization fighting food waste and hunger at the same time.
Holiday tamales, a tuber revival, fighting food waste
From this Episode:
For many Angelenos, tamales represent the holidays
One of the best parts of the holidays is the exchange of gifts with loved ones. And it’s especially joyful when that gift is a steaming hot homemade tamale, wrapped in a...
Paying homage to LA’s mole goddess
LA Times restaurant critic Patricia Escarcega recently reviewed La Diosa de Los Moles in Paramount.
An ancient tuber makes a comeback
Humans have cultivated potatoes for centuries, but the comeback of one of the world’s oldest varieties has been causing a stir. Journalist Sara Ventiera reported on the...
For California lemons, the future is seedless
If you’ve ever made a lemon pie, you might be familiar with the tedious task of picking out seeds from clingy acidic pulp. David Karp is a pomologist, or an expert on...
Fighting food waste and hunger at the same time
Food Forward is a Los Angeles-based non-profit fighting the dual epidemic of food waste and hunger. Rick Nahmias started Food Forward a decade ago when he stumbled over...