Attorney Joanne Lee Molinaro went vegan five years ago, modernizing the traditional Korean foods of her childhood and documenting the journey on TikTok as the Korean Vegan. She shares recipes and her family’s immigrant story in her new cookbook. Burritos La Palma is the winner of this year’s Great Tortilla Tournament of Champions, and owner Albert Bañuelos has been receiving congratulations from Jerez, where his father started the tortilleria over 40 years ago. At the farmer’s market, a Mexican delicacy known as huitlacoche is making a rare appearance. Kristina Cho uses her background in architecture to bake a perfectly versatile milk bread. There’s no looking back for pastry chef Hannah Ziskin who opened the doors of House of Gluten during the pandemic, and shares what’s next for “In the Weeds.” Finally, LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison visits Agnes in Pasadena.
Korean vegan, Golden Tortilla winner, huitlacoche, milk bread
From this Episode:
The Korean Vegan: Joanne Lee Molinaro shares recipes and her family’s immigration story
“We didn't spill our guts during dinner,” writes Joanne Lee Molinaro, the lawyer-turned-TikTok sensation also known as the Korean Vegan . “We filled them.”
Crowning Burritos La Palma with the Golden Tortilla
A winner has been crowned in this year’s KCRW & Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament of Champions ! For the third time in the event’s history, a flour tortilla came out...
Prick up your ear, Los Angeles. Huitlacoche is at the farmer’s market
Huitlacoche has long been considered a delicacy in Mexico, but in the U.S., it goes by the unfortunate name of corn smut, or corn fungus.
Baking the mother of all milk breads with Kristina Cho
With cultural influences from Britain, Chinese bakeries became popular in Hong Kong, offering breads, teas, custards, and tarts melding with popular ingredients like mango...
‘In the Weeds’: Welcome to the House of Gluten
When the doors of M. Georgina closed in March 2020, pastry chef Hannah Ziskin treated the first few weeks as a vacation, getting some deserved rest and catching up on her...