Chefs reflect on the life lessons their mothers taught them in the kitchen. Author Kim Fay weaves together a story of friendship and food in her epistolary novel, “Love & Saffron.” Food writer Barbara Hansen reminisces about introducing international flavors to her Angeleno audience. If you’re ready to make mom breakfast in bed, Cathy Barrow has a five-ingredient recipe for homemade bagels. Ellen Freund and Mara LePere Schloop discuss the research involved to bring the food and cooking of “Pachinko” to the screen. Finally, Ben Mims talks to pastry chef Hannah Ziskin about her excitement for Meyer lemons.
Mother’s Day, bagels, culinary journalism
From this Episode:
These moms shaped culinary careers of Kwame Onwuachi, Eric Kim, and more
Mothers are often the first mentors in the kitchen. For Mother’s Day, Good Food invites culinary figures to share how their moms shaped their lives and career paths.
‘Love & Saffron’: Friendship unfolds in 1960s LA food scene
“Love & Saffron” is a new lighthearted novel about two women from different generations, living in different cities, who develop a friendship over food and letter-writing
Thank Barbara Hansen for putting international cuisine on Angelenos’ radar
Since the 1960s, Angelenos have been learning about foreign flavors through the writings of Barbara Hansen.
5-ingredient bagels for a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed
The right flour is critical to making bagels at home. One with high protein helps make the bagel’s shell crisp, chewy, and glossy, says cookbook author Cathy Barrow.
‘Pachinko’ spans 8 decades, puts white rice at center of table
“Pachinko” follows a Korean family who must leave their homeland after the Japanese invasion. KCRW learns the research required to bring Min Jin Lee’s novel to Apple TV+.