Ramadan, roving farmer’s market, food apartheid, pizza

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Shoppers at a Melrose event in March, Prosperity Market was born out of the pandemic by Carmen Dianne and Kara Still. Photo by Alex Solomon.

It’s the second week of the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims around the world gather together to fast and reflect. Chef Anas Atassi shares ways he is breaking the fast. SÜPRMARKT founder Olympia Auset discusses the dearth of healthy food options in South LA. Carmen Dianne and Kara Still were catalyzed by the pandemic to create Prosperity Market, a roving farmer’s market to uplift Black businesses. Stacy Michelson creates whimsical drawings to inspire people to eat and shop well. Bita Rabhan shares the story of her family’s immigration and their bakery takeover in this week’s “In the Weeds.” Finally, LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison delivers his recommendations for LA pizza.



Evan Kleiman