Morels; Wild Fennel; The Future of Food Writing

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Is there a future in food writing? Amanda Hesser says yes, but don't expect to earn a living wage. Russ Parsons and Jim Rainey weigh in on the end of the LA Times Food section. Eugenia Bone recalls the characters she met while foraging for morels and we follow three LA chefs - Shannon Swindle, John Keenan and Holden Burkons - into the foothills of Topanga Canyon as they forage for wild fennel. Jonathan Gold phones in from Kansas City to discuss the merits of true Kansas City BBQ and Peggy Noe Stevens offers etiquette for drinking at the Kentucky Derby.