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.
Ramadan, roving farmer’s market, food apartheid, pizza
From this Episode:
Breaking the Ramadan fast with Syrian chef Anas Atassi
“The non-Muslim world associates the holy month of Ramadan with fasting and privation,” writes Anas Atassi in his book “ Sumac .” “But Ramadan isn’t about suffering: It is...
SÜPRMARKT: Uplifting South LA community with access to fresh food
A grocery store is a bedrock for a community — a place to buy a mix of fresh, frozen, canned, and packaged food to feed yourself and/or your family.
Prosperity Market: Creating a sense of urgency to give Black farmers a platform
Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson reports from City Terrace, where she meets the women behind Prosperity Market .
Origin stories, food history, fun facts: Stacy Michelson wants you to ‘Eat This Book’
Stacy Michelson's new book is full of her whimsical drawings. It has fun facts about where certain foods come from, and how you can prepare and eat them.
Never decline a customer’s creative requests: Motto of sisters who run Vienna Bakery in LA
When she was 7 years old, Bita Rahban’s family immigrated from Iran after the revolution. She remembers her mother, Jaleh, baking all of her birthday cakes prior the...