The landscape of food media is diverse, and until recently the female voice has been faint and overshadowed by male counterparts. Writer and professor Mayukh Sen researches and reports on seven immigrant women who revolutionized how modern America cooks and eats. Yotam Ottenghi and test kitchen chef Noor Murad reach into the pantry, freezer, and fridge and have created recipes for forgotten ingredients. Master preserver Delilah Snell has tips on preserving this holiday season that go beyond canning. Filmmaker Scott Gawlik dives into the strange and wonderful world of table setting competition. Persimmons are plentiful at the farmer’s market. Finally, Arturo Enciso and Ana Salatino took their backyard baking project to greater heights, making kouign amann with masa and perfecting their concha for this week’s “In the Weeds.”
Immigrant female culinary influencers, preserving, tablescaping
From this Episode:
Reflecting on the immigrant women who shaped how America eats
In his new book “Taste Makers,” professor and award-winning writer Mayukh Sen profiles seven taste-making immigrant women who left a lasting mark on our culinary landscape...
Resurrecting forgotten ingredients in the back of the pantry
Everyone has that one shelf in the pantry with a can, jar, bag, or box of a bygone era. Perhaps last year many reconnected with forgotten ingredients stashed away.
Preserving the holidays and the gift of dehydration
There are more techniques to preserving than just canning. Fermentation, dehydration, salting, smoking, and freezing are a few methods that master preserver Delilah Snell...
On your mark, get ‘Set!’: Competitive tablescaping is focus of new film
While looking for shade and a place to set his cold beer at the Orange County Fair, filmmaker Scott Gawlik discovered the art of tablescaping by fluke. What happened next...
Jammy and honey sweet: Persimmons 101
Laura Ramirez of JJ’s Lone Daughter Ranch returns to the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market after her annual hiatus with a crop of persimmons.