Mary and Kelley Liang describe their childhood at their parents’ Chinatown-based restaurant Hop Woo in this week’s “In the Weeds.” Next, John Birdsall has written the first biography of James Beard in the last 25 years, which focuses on Beard’s childhood, personal life, and his road to food. Laura Tejada runs down favorite spots for birria and burgers in East LA. In anticipation of handing out the Golden Tortilla trophy, Tortilla Tournament founder and judge Gustavo Arellano answers listener questions about freezing and which side is up. Finally, Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson is in search of sweetness and fall fruit at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.
The life of James Beard, East LA, ‘In the Weeds’ in Chinatown
From this Episode:
‘In the Weeds’: 8 tables and an American dream
In this week’s installment of “In the Weeds,” sisters Mary and Kelley Liang share the story of their parents, Lupe and Judy, opening Hop Woo in Chinatown.
Uncovering the personal life of culinary legend James Beard
Merely saying the name James Beard inspires reverence for most chefs since he’s associated with the most coveted award in the culinary world.
Shouting out where to eat and drink in East LA
A Marilyn Manson-inspired coffee brewer, medicinal green juices that aid with ulcers and diabetes, and a queer woman of color-owned Smashburger stand — Laura Tejeda wrote a...
Answering your burning tortilla questions
Los Angeles Times columnist Gustavo Arellano answers listeners' questions about all things tortillas, including “Why is my taco not pinching correctly?” and “Can you freeze...