The Amazon rainforests are burning—what do burgers have to do with it? Meanwhile, the Tortilla Tournament narrows down to eight contenders. We revisit a chicken beauty contest in Ventura, and Evan Kleiman samples Japanese fried chicken downtown.
Meat and climate change, tortilla chemistry, chicken pageant
From this Episode:
Tortilla Tournament: the Eso 8 take tortillas to new heights
Evan checks in with Gustavo Arellano about the elite eight tortilla makers that have made it this far -- or the Eso 8 . Come out to the La Plaza de Cultura y Artes...
11 min, 7 sec
The ancient process that makes your taco more delicious
When you bite into a taco, huarache, or a fresh corn tortilla, you’re tasting the results of an ancient chemical process that dates to 1500 BCE.
15 min, 30 sec
Revisiting a chicken beauty pageant
In 2013, contributor Gideon Brower reported for Good Food from the Seaside Feather Fanciers Spring Fling in Ventura. The Ventura event is one of many shows across the...
7 min, 44 sec
Japanese fried chicken gets center stage at The Row DTLA
Popeye’s new chicken sandwich has set off a nationwide craze, a sign of America’s long obsession with juicy, brined chicken encased in a highly seasoned, craggy crust.
9 min, 5 sec