Good Food

Good Food

Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.

Pizza is bipartisan, everybody loves pizza. Since 2016, Pizza to the Polls has been staving off hunger across the country to voters waiting in long lines to cast their ballots.

Pizza to the Polls: a small slice of making long voting lines better

Pizza is bipartisan, everybody loves pizza. Since 2016, Pizza to the Polls has been staving off hunger across the country to voters waiting in long lines to cast their ballots.

Traditionally, flavor has been discussed in the food world as a two-dimensional component — aroma and taste.

Emotion, sight, sound, mouthfeel, smell and taste: 6 elements of flavor

Traditionally, flavor has been discussed in the food world as a two-dimensional component — aroma and taste.

Ten years ago, food writer Harold McGee started researching flavors for a new book.

Nose diving into the invisible world of smells

Ten years ago, food writer Harold McGee started researching flavors for a new book.

Gustavo Arellano and Evan Kleiman recap the finale of this year’s Tortilla Tournament, where defending champion Taco María faced off against puffy, salty, Tex-Mex flour finalist,…

And the 2020 Golden Tortilla goes to … HomeState

Gustavo Arellano and Evan Kleiman recap the finale of this year’s Tortilla Tournament, where defending champion Taco María faced off against puffy, salty, Tex-Mex flour finalist,…

Along with her husband, Omayra Dakis owns and operates the Triple Threat truck, the only Puerto Rican food truck in Los Angeles.

In the Weeds: Behind the wheel of LA’s only Puerto Rican food truck

Along with her husband, Omayra Dakis owns and operates the Triple Threat truck, the only Puerto Rican food truck in Los Angeles.

Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Laura Hoang of Future Tasties, who is making pumpkin cinnamon rolls and socially distanced prepackaged candy bags for…

Squashing up against fall produce at the farmer’s market

Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Laura Hoang of Future Tasties, who is making pumpkin cinnamon rolls and socially distanced prepackaged candy bags for…

Behold Ask a Tortilla Tournament Judge, in which longtime KCRW nerd Gustavo Arellano takes your question about tortillas!

Ask a Tortilla Expert: Where can I get the best everyday tortilla in L.A?

Behold Ask a Tortilla Tournament Judge, in which longtime KCRW nerd Gustavo Arellano takes your question about tortillas!

How do you hold a tortilla-tasting finale at home during a pandemic, when it’s usually in public and attracts thousands of attendees? Very deliciously.

HomeState wins KCRW and Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament!

How do you hold a tortilla-tasting finale at home during a pandemic, when it’s usually in public and attracts thousands of attendees? Very deliciously.

Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson speaks with Logan Williams at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, who recommends planting kale, lettuce, and winter herbs.

Planting for the fall and winter months

Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson speaks with Logan Williams at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, who recommends planting kale, lettuce, and winter herbs.

Gustavo Arellano is back to highlight the flour and corn tortillas still standing in this year’s Tortilla Tournament.

Corn versus flour: awarding the Golden Tortilla

Gustavo Arellano is back to highlight the flour and corn tortillas still standing in this year’s Tortilla Tournament.

The World Food Programme was a joint partisan initiative established in the 1960s to find ways to use U.S. agriculture in hunger-prone areas of the world.

Combating hunger to take the ultimate prize

The World Food Programme was a joint partisan initiative established in the 1960s to find ways to use U.S. agriculture in hunger-prone areas of the world.

In this week’s installment of “In the Weeds,” Bricia Lopez and her sister and brother have taken over Guelaguetza from their parents.

‘In the Weeds’: Serving the Oaxacan community and Los Angeles

In this week’s installment of “In the Weeds,” Bricia Lopez and her sister and brother have taken over Guelaguetza from their parents.

The National Restaurant Association estimates that 60,000 restaurants open during any given year, while 50,000 close.

McDonald’s and Starbucks thriving during pandemic

The National Restaurant Association estimates that 60,000 restaurants open during any given year, while 50,000 close.

In a year where everything is seemingly on pause, a revolution, a dumpster fire, or a combination of all three, at least we have this: four great tortillas — two corn, two flour — that…

Tortilla Tournament, Week 4: Behold Your Fuerte Four Finalists!

In a year where everything is seemingly on pause, a revolution, a dumpster fire, or a combination of all three, at least we have this: four great tortillas — two corn, two flour — that…

Behold Ask a Tortilla Tournament Judge, in which longtime KCRW nerd Gustavo Arellano takes your question about tortillas!

Ask a Tortilla Tournament Judge: Are there Jewish/Muslim-friendly tortillas?

Behold Ask a Tortilla Tournament Judge, in which longtime KCRW nerd Gustavo Arellano takes your question about tortillas!

The three years KCRW Great Tortilla Tournament has seen at least 125 different corn and flour tortillas duke it out for the title of the Golden Tortilla.

Why Jimenez Ranch Market in Santa Ana makes Gustavo Arellano’s favorite flour tortillas

The three years KCRW Great Tortilla Tournament has seen at least 125 different corn and flour tortillas duke it out for the title of the Golden Tortilla.

Los Angeles Times columnist Gustavo Arellano answers listeners' questions about all things tortillas, including “Why is my taco not pinching correctly?” and “Can you freeze tortillas?”

Answering your burning tortilla questions

Los Angeles Times columnist Gustavo Arellano answers listeners' questions about all things tortillas, including “Why is my taco not pinching correctly?” and “Can you freeze tortillas?”

In this week’s installment of “In the Weeds,” sisters Mary and Kelley Liang share the story of their parents, Lupe and Judy, opening Hop Woo in Chinatown.

‘In the Weeds’: 8 tables and an American dream

In this week’s installment of “In the Weeds,” sisters Mary and Kelley Liang share the story of their parents, Lupe and Judy, opening Hop Woo in Chinatown.

A Marilyn Manson-inspired coffee brewer, medicinal green juices that aid with ulcers and diabetes, and a queer woman of color-owned Smashburger stand — Laura Tejada wrote a roundup of…

Shouting out where to eat and drink in East LA

A Marilyn Manson-inspired coffee brewer, medicinal green juices that aid with ulcers and diabetes, and a queer woman of color-owned Smashburger stand — Laura Tejada wrote a roundup of…

As tomatoes are winding down and peaches have left the stalls, Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Kacie Carter of honey hi , who discusses how she is incorporating…

Transitioning to fall at the farmer’s market

As tomatoes are winding down and peaches have left the stalls, Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Kacie Carter of honey hi , who discusses how she is incorporating…