FROM Joachim Ronning
Kon-Tiki: Filming Two Movies at Once The Norwegian film Kon-Tiki may have lost the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film this year but it became the highest grossing film in Norway's history. Now an English-language version is being released in the US and other countries. This isn't dubbed. It was made in English at the same time as the Norwegian version. So, actors would shoot the scene in one language and then again in the other -- and all of this took place out on the high seas. Filmmakers Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning speak with The Business producer Darby Maloney about their process and how the success of the film got them gigs with Hollywood heavyweights like J.J. Abrams.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?