Rituals often surround food, including the Chinese tradition of caring for new mothers during postpartum recovery. One of Koreatown’s most beloved mom and pop restaurants closed this week. California farmworkers have historically fought for basic accommodations such as shade and clean water, and now they face the threat of rising coronavirus cases. Plus, one food writer offers simple, three-ingredient recipes.
Postpartum rituals, Koreatown closure, COVID on farms
From this Episode:
Poetry and prose: ingredients for Phyllis Grant’s memoir
Cook and author Phyllis Grant reads from her memoir, “ Everything is Under Control ,” in which she describes a career in ballet, bouts of anorexia, working as a nanny, and...
8 min, 21 sec
Zuo Yue Zi: the ancient Chinese ritual of postpartum recovery
When food writer Charlene Wang received a text in the middle of the night saying her niece was born, she went to the kitchen and started peeling ginger. Wang was practicing...
11 min, 50 sec
Michelin-recognized gem Jun Won closes in Koreatown
Eater LA Editor Matthew Kang started regularly visiting Jun Won in Koreatown in college. Spicy black cod, galbi jim, seafood pancake, and bossam were a few of his favorite...
9 min, 7 sec
Bridging the gap between limited cooking skills and unlimited palates
Journalist and food writer Charlotte Druckman has a new cookbook out for people who like to eat adventurously but lack cooking skills. Druckman shares how to make multiple...
10 min, 21 sec
Hollywood Farmers’ Market: Helping vendors, plus cucumbers galore
Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Casey Felton of the French-and-Vietnamese restaurant Bahn Oui.
7 min, 53 sec