It’s now 52 weeks since the restaurants, bars, gyms and schools first shut down, not knowing what the future looked like. Good Food speaks with chefs, activists, and farmers about their experiences over this year of transformation. Musician and rapper Hugh Augustine turned to vegan cooking when his promotional tour was canceled. Lisa Gross moved her intimate classes at League of Kitchens to a digital platform. Yoonjin Hwang shares the ups and downs of her restaurant, Spoon by H, in this week’s installments of “In the Weeds.” Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Executive Director Michael Flood reflects on the assistance provided to Angelenos over the last 12 months. Ricardo Castorena is the man behind the party van in the Central Valley, distributing PPE and good vibes to farm workers. At the farmer’s market, purveyors recount the last year using one word.
Transformation: cooking, eating, and lending a hand one year into the pandemic
From this Episode:
Beats to bowls: bringing vegan food to Leimert Park
"I totally see what I'm doing with the cooking as a form of activism. Where I live, it's known as a food desert — a place that lacks healthy, nutritious food that is also...
League of Kitchens: global female superheroes at the stove
Lisa Gross founded League of Kitchens , a New York-based group of home cooks from all over the world who host intimate gatherings, teaching people their recipes.
‘In the Weeds’: Koreatown darling Spoon by H’s roller coaster ride
Spoon by H is the food world’s equivalent of a Cinderella story.
LA Regional Food Bank stepped in when many Angelenos needed aid for the first time during shutdown
"We've heard this over and over again from people telling us this is the first time they've ever had to seek food assistance in their lives. They were doing fine, but when...
25,000 miles and counting: How Ricardo Castorena helps farm workers across California
Richard Castorena coordinates resources to California farmworkers through his organization Binational of Central California.