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Good Food Pie Contest winners 7 MIN, 43 SEC

Megan and Mike Craven’s chocolate cream with toasted meringue pie took home
three separate awards during this year’s pie contest. Photo by Rosalie Atkinson.

On May 6th, over 300 bakers convened at UCLA for a day of games, eating, and competition. Our team of judges tasted hundreds of pies to find the best of the best. One delicious pie took home three different ribbons: first in the cream category, “Best Decor,” and “Best in Show!” Mike and Megan Craven entered the Good Food Pie contest as a father-daughter team, and together they wowed the judges. Plus a visit from Kate Sherry, who won the first ever kids’ competition.

LA's Sichuan Scene 11 MIN, 23 SEC

Chinese cooking expert Fuchsia Dunlop shares about LA’s rich Sichuan food scene.
Photo by
KittyKaht/Wikimedia commons.

It’s no secret that Los Angeles is in the grip of a love affair with Sichuanese food. The frenzy over the spicy regional Chinese cuisine has been growing beyond the San Gabriel Valley, even reaching the city’s West Side. Fuchsia Dunlop is an English writer and expert in Chinese cooking. She was recently in Los Angeles to take part in the LA Food Bowl’s Sichuan Summit.

Chinese soul food 9 MIN, 52 SEC

You don’t have to wait until Lunar New Year rolls around next year to learn how to make soup dumplings and long life noodles. Seattle-based author and cooking instructor Hsiao-Ching Chou recommends making a Chinese meal once a week to start mastering the cuisine. Her cookbook is called “Chinese Soul Food.”

Chinese Soul Food

Hsiao-Ching Chou

Jonathan Gold recounts the Sichuan Summit 8 MIN, 20 SEC

Jonathan Gold gives a progress report on the LA Food Bowl He recaps the Sichuan Summit and previews the Night Market taking place from May 16 through 20.

Market Report: Spring onions 7 MIN, 7 SEC

Spring (onions) have sprung at the market! Photo by Joseph Stone.

Laura Avery chats with Jasmine Shimoda, chef and owner of Jewel in Silverlake about how she incorporates spring onions into her dishes. Farmer McKay Smith from Smith Farms in Orange County also shares some insight on growing these flavorful alliums.

Tucson, UNESCO City of Gastronomy 11 MIN

In 2015, Tucson was named the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the U.S. due to the region's more than 4,000 year-old agricultural history, among other reasons. Gary Nabhan is an ethnobotanist and the founding director of regional food studies at the University of Arizona. He recently authored a report on the state of Tucson’s food system and visits to talk about the significance of the designation.


Image of mother Carolyn Wheeler and her daughter Caroline Kcenich took home ribbons at this year’s pie contest. Photo by Brian Feinzimer.

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Rosalie Atkinson
Joseph Stone
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