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Jon Favreau and Roy Choi detail the making of the new film Chef. Ruth Reichl discusses her new novel and punk rocker turned chef Terri Wahl offers brunch ideas.

Banner Image: Emjay Anthony (L) and Jon Favreau in Chef; Credit: Merrick Morton

Jon Favreau and Roy Choi Discuss the Making of Chef 15 MIN, 34 SEC

Actor/filmmaker Jon Favreau and Chef Roy Choi join us to talk about the making of the film Chef. Favreau stars in the film which chronicles a chef’s journey from a stodgy Brentwood kitchen to a Cuban inspired food truck. Host Evan Kleiman says Chef is one best Hollywood portrayals of a professional kitchen.

Ruth Reichl Delves into Fiction with Delicious! 8 MIN, 18 SEC
Formerly the New York Times restaurant critic and editor of Gourmet Magazine, Ruth Reichl is also known for her trilogy of memoirs. She turns her attention to fiction with her new book Delicious!


Ruth Reichl

Jonathan Gold on Controversy (and Food) at Red Medicine 6 MIN, 36 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he reviews Red Medicine, a restaurant steeped in controversy. Perhaps best known for outing the identity of LA Times food critic S. Irene Virbila, the restaurant is also known for the food which Jonathan describes as “neo-Nordic.” 

He recommends the brassicas, trout roe, chicken dumplings and the dungeness crab. 

Red Medicine 
8400 Wilshire Blvd 
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 
323) 651-5500 

All of Jonathan’s restaurant suggestions can be found on the Good Food restaurant map.

The Auntie Em’s Cookbook, a Celebration of Brunch 9 MIN, 55 SEC

Terri Wahl is the chef/owner of Auntie Em’s Kitchen in Eagle Rock. Her forthcoming book The Auntie Em’s Cookbook is a celebration of her love for homemade food and good music. Each recipe comes with a song to cook it by. Find a recipe and accompanying song for Bread Pudding with Bacon & Herbs on the Good Food Blog.

The Auntie Em's Cookbook

Theresa C. Wahl

Market Report with Brian Dunsmoor and Whitney Wolman 6 MIN, 58 SEC

Laura Avery talks to Chef Brian Dunsmoor of The Hart & the Hunter and the newly opened Ladies’ Gunboat Society. Dunsmoor is serving a chicken fried rabbit right now at The Ladies’ Gunboat Society

Whitney Wolman works with Jimenez Family Farm in Santa Ynez. The farmstand brings whole rabbits, lamb and goat to the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market each week.

Norman Van Aken: No Experience Necessary 7 MIN, 20 SEC

Chef Norman Van Aken is the author of No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken. The book is a look at his transformation from a young man in need of a job, any job, to becoming a celebrated chef.

No Experience Necessary

Norman Van Aken

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