Eighteen months into the pandemic, the days of hoarding toilet paper are mercifully over. But that’s not to say there aren’t disruptions in the supply chain causing shortages on grocery store shelves, along with inflation. Laura Reiley reports on the business of food and why groceries are going to cost more through the end of the year. Gustavo Arellano is back with the annual Great Tortilla Tournament, which has been narrowed down to the Suave 16. Katerina Nitsou shares comfort food recipes from Macedonia that are perfect for the cooling forecast. LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison discovers homestyle Lebanese recipes made from a kitchen in Hollywood. And market correspondent Gillian Ferguson tracks down guava and perilla at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market that are ripe for this Indian Summer.
Soaring food prices, Macedonian cuisine, Lebanese pop-up, and tortillas
From this Episode:
Ingredient availability, shipping delays, labor shortage: What’s causing food prices to soar?
“There are so many things gumming up the supply chain,” says reporter Laura Reiley.
Who will take home the 2021 Golden Tortilla? It’s down to the Suave 16
It starts with 64 contenders — 32 in the flour category and an equal showing in corn.
Finding fall comfort food from Macedonia
Despite geographic changes and political shifts in the region, some ingredients of Macedonian cuisine remain constant. Peppers are still a mainstay.
Seeking out homestyle Lebanese food in Hollywood with Bill Addison
LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison has a soft spot for Lebanese food.