Two writers have gathered the stories of women who changed history through food. There’s a new documentary on how LA’s agricultural past informs its present. Patricia Escárcega returns to discuss a new “Pan-Latin” restaurant in DTLA. A crop scientist is skeptical about the “ugly produce” business, and we also explore the range of life experiences in one LA neighborhood.
The “ugly produce” debate, LA Foodways, and trailblazing women
From this Episode:
Reclaiming a woman’s “rightful place”
Deepi Ahluwalia and Stef Ferrari are revisiting the culinary past with fresh eyes—by centering the stories of women.
9 min, 15 sec
Dama is more than meets the eye
L.A. Times restaurant critic Patricia Escárcega recently visited Dama in downtown LA’s Fashion District, a Pan-Latin restaurant from chef Antonia Lofaso.
5 min, 43 sec
“LA Foodways” mines the past for solutions
With today’s urban sprawl, it’s easy to forget LA’s origins as a farm town.
12 min, 24 sec
Is the “ugly produce” movement hype or solution?
60 million tons of fruits and vegetables get thrown away in the U.S. every year, according to the USDA. Some of that produce is thrown away for cosmetic reasons, and in...
10 min, 17 sec
Virgil Avenue, four ways
Virgil Village is a largely Central American community near East Hollywood that’s being remade by gentrification .
9 min, 57 sec