Julia Child completely changed how Americans thought about cooking, and a new side of the culinary phenom is shown in the documentary by Julie Cohen and Betsy West. Lien Ta announces that Here’s Looking At You is reopening in Koreatown and shares the ups and downs of the restaurant during the pandemic. Claudia Roden is credited with introducing Middle Eastern cuisine to a larger audience and has a new cookbook cataloging recipes from the Mediterranean. Beth Lee prepares to bake up a storm for Hanukkah. New York Times California critic Tejal Rao discovers baby celery and other ingredients at the Torrance Farmer’s Market for vegetarian Thanksgiving dishes. Lastly, Priya Fielding-Singh researches food injustice and some misconceptions connecting class and diet.
Julia Child, Mediterranean cuisine, Jewish baking, food injustice
From this Episode:
Side of Julia Child you likely haven’t seen: Focus of new documentary
Not only did Julia Child change how Americans think about food and what they eat, she influenced how women are portrayed on television.
Reopening a Koreatown favorite: Here’s Looking At You gets a revival
When Lien Ta and her business partner Chef Jonathan Whitener chose to close their first restaurant Here’s Looking At You in mid-2020, they turned efforts to their sophomore...
Claudia Roden’s Mediterranean: Tasting the influence of history
“Memories of life in old rural worlds live on in the cooking like ghosts hovering in saucepans,” writes Claudia Roden, who began collecting recipes over 60 years ago when...
Baking grandma’s Hanukkah recipes with Beth Lee
Hanukkah begins just three days after Thanksgiving. Baker and blogger Beth Lee prepares for the holiday by recalling family favorites.
Vegetarian Thanksgiving inspiration from Tejal Rao at the Torrance Farmer’s Market
In her weekly newsletter “The Veggie,” Tejal Rao shares vegetarian recipes with her New York Times readers. She visits with market correspondent Gillian Ferguson at the...