Soul food, from Tennessee to Israel

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Friendship at first sight: Carla Hall meets Evan Kleiman at KCRW in Santa Monica. Photo by Christopher Ho/KCRW

Carla Hall wants readers to celebrate the difference between southern food and soul food with her new cookbook. Home cook Timothy Pakron is southern and vegan? James Beard Award-winner Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook have brought back soulful recipes and stories from their trips to Israel. Plus: the L.A. Kitchen and the Santa Monica Farmers Market announce some bittersweet endings.