Frieda Caplan and Woody Phillips rose to the top of their fields in Los Angeles, ushering in exotic produce and barbecue, respectively. We look at how they cemented their place in our city’s culinary history. Plus: Lior Lev Sercarz adds a bit of spice to home cooking.
Remembering produce and BBQ pioneers, and learning to blend spices
From this Episode:
Breaking through the glass ceiling one kiwi at a time
Known as the “Mushroom Lady” and “the Mick Jagger of the produce world,” Frieda Caplan was a game changer for how Americans eat.
Remembering barbecue master Woody Phillips
Known for his smoky slabs of ribs, Woody Phillips was a big name in the Los Angeles barbecue scene. Mona Holmes pays tribute to the man behind Woody’s Bar-B-Que and...
7 min, 43 sec
Modernizing the ‘The Joy of Cooking’
ohn Becker and his wife, Megan Scott, took on the daunting task of updating his great-grandmother’s legacy book, “ The Joy of Cooking .”
10 min, 42 sec
Spicing up the homecook’s repertoire
Lior Lev Sercarz has mastered the art of spice blends, creating seasonings that unlock global flavors and transform simple ingredients into sophisticated meals. He dishes...
14 min, 26 sec
Welcoming sweet potatoes back to the Farmers’ Market
Market Report correspondent Gillian Ferguson visits Chef Balo Orozco of Onda at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, where he shares his take on the sweet potato....
5 min, 58 sec