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Your weekly treat from Evan Kleiman. By tuning in to Good Food, you can discover great restaurants that you've never heard of, the politics of consumption, explorations of cultures through their food customs and some of the most interesting people who devote their lives to various elements of the food supply.

Your weekly treat from Evan Kleiman. By tuning in to Good Food, you can discover great restaurants that you've never heard of, the politics of consumption, explorations of cultures through their food customs and some of the most interesting people who devote their lives to various elements of the food supply.
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Santa Monica, CA

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KCRW

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Your weekly treat from Evan Kleiman. By tuning in to Good Food, you can discover great restaurants that you've never heard of, the politics of consumption, explorations of cultures through their food customs and some of the most interesting people who devote their lives to various elements of the food supply.

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@evankleiman

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English

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1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183


Episodes

Julia Collin Davison, the shutdown’s effect, and a visit to Fiona

1/18/2019
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America’s Test Kitchen host Julia Collin Davison drops by to talk recipe testing and Cook’s Illustrated, which recently turned 25. We’re also looking at how the federal government shutdown affects what’s on our plates. Plus: Bill Addison weighs on Fiona while Bill Esparza gives us the 411 on his recent taco finds around the city.

Duration:00:57:22

“Cooking with Scraps,” LA Times’ new critics, and Bestia’s origins

1/11/2019
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We’re talking inventive ways to cook with scraps with author Lindsay-Jean Hard. Also, a close look at the Farm Bill that passed in Congress last month. Evan talks with the masterminds behind Bestia about the early days. Plus, the passing of a torch: meet the LA Times’ new food critics. And we’re checking out a new Japanese fried chicken shop by a Top Chef alum.

Duration:00:58:02

The cure for the common hangover

1/4/2019
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Went a little too hard on New Year’s Eve? Meet Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, who spent a decade trying all the hangover cures he could find. Plus a revisit of Good Food’s special on LA’s bar scene from last year.

Duration:00:57:49

Good Food looks back at 2018

12/28/2018
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2018 was a year of incredible change in the food world. It’s a tradition at Good Food to wrap up the year by sharing a few of our favorite segments. Among them are stories about food and immigration, a farewell to our friend Jonathan Gold, and a pie crawl of Los Angeles.

Duration:00:56:36

The origins of wine, Uighur food, “imaginary feasts”

12/21/2018
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For many, wine and the holidays simply go together. Journalist Kevin Begos wrote a book about his search for wine’s origins. There’s also a prized bubbly from Italy that you might not have known about. Plus: a look at the plight of Uighurs by way of an exceptional meal in Australia. We’re also revisiting bean-to-bar chocolate for those of you looking for last-minute stocking stuffers.

Duration:00:57:52

2018’s best cookbooks and restaurant openings

12/14/2018
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Holiday gift buying is in full swing, and so we’re looking back on a year of stellar cookbooks with Celia Sack of Omnivore Books. We’re also highlighting two great indie food zines you should know about. Plus: chef Anita Lo goes “Solo” and Zach Brooks and Evan Kleiman dissect their favorite restaurants of the year.

Duration:00:57:51

Nik Sharma’s journey, ‘Now & Again,’ and doomsday prepping

12/7/2018
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Nik Sharma represents a new vanguard of personal stories being told in food media. Julia Turshen shares some tips about spending time with loved ones during the holidays. We also delve into the lesser-known traditions of Hanukkah and learn how to prep for the apocalypse with the chefs of Joe Beef.

Duration:00:57:53

Yotam Ottolenghi finds joy in simplicity

11/30/2018
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Israeli-British chef Yotam Ottolenghi is back with a collection of simple recipes, and home cooks have never been happier. Meanwhile, two professors trace the history of halal food. Anissa Helou paints a colorful portrait of the flavors of North Africa and the Middle East in “Feast.” Dining options in South LA are diversifying with a new all-day cafe. Plus: guavas and cocktails are a match at the market.

Duration:00:57:25

‘The Final Table’, NYC food delivery, and a waffle quest

11/23/2018
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Still recovering from Thanksgiving? Relax with some bingeable television. Andrew Knowlton of Netflix’s “The Final Table” reflects on filming the star-studded cooking competition show. We also explore the often unseen world of food delivery men in New York, and we discover if LA’s waffle scene stacks up to one legendary “hippie waffle.”

Duration:00:57:25

Good Food’s Thanksgiving tips

11/16/2018
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Evan Kleiman and Dorie Greenspan answer your questions about making a memorable Thanksgiving meal. Culinary technologist Dave Arnold is bringing his Thanksgiving hacks to the potluck, too. There’s a new film in theaters about a chef prodigy named Flynn McGarry. Plus: Los Angeles pie queen Nicole Rucker dishes on her holiday treats.

Duration:00:57:50

Soul food, from Tennessee to Israel

11/9/2018
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Carla Hall wants readers to celebrate the difference between southern food and soul food with her new cookbook. Home cook Timothy Pakron is southern and vegan? James Beard Award-winner Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook have brought back soulful recipes and stories from their trips to Israel. Plus: the L.A. Kitchen and the Santa Monica Farmers Market announce some bittersweet endings.

Duration:00:58:06

Fermentation, both ancient and new

11/2/2018
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Noma chefs Rene Redzepi and David Zilber are sharing their fermentation lab secrets with the world in a new book. Speaking of fermented, we’re going across the pond to the birthplace of cheddar cheese, while foraging expert Pascal Baudar is creating funky brews using local, natural ingredients. Also: Tokyo turnips are popping up at the market, and two friends of Good Food recently received a special honor.

Duration:00:57:29

Samin Nosrat: making food TV like never before

10/27/2018
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Samin Nosrat’s “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” was one of 2017’s most beloved cookbooks. Now Samin is boldly reshaping what food TV can look like with a four-part Netflix series by the same name. Plus: a look at autumnal fruit, including persimmons and the ever-multiplying varieties of apples. Finally, the humble bowl of porridge is fast becoming an artform.

Duration:00:57:24

Anthony Bourdain’s enduring legacy

10/20/2018
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Now that Anthony Bourdain’s final season of Parts Unknown is airing on television, we revisit some of Bourdain's classic interviews with Good Food over the course of the chef’s landmark career. Plus, a visit to a remarkable memorial in New York. Also, we learn more about Tony’s love of punk rock from his 2010 appearance on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project.

Duration:00:56:37

Raising the bar: a world of drinks in LA

10/13/2018
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“You know, Sinatra drank here.” This week you’ll hear about the past, present, and future of Los Angeles’ bar scene: from history buffs to the mavericks shaking up the bar industry by making it a more equitable and just place for all. Plus: a Koreatown cocktail bar with a tasting menu, and a visit from a vermouth maker.

Duration:00:57:21

Solving a milk mystery, Daniel Patterson, and Slow Food

10/6/2018
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A doctor sets out to solve the mystery of why her newborn daughter won’t breastfeed. A fresh take on soul food is coming to LA’s West Adams neighborhood, thanks to chefs Daniel Patterson and Keith Corbin. World leaders and citizens convened at last month’s Global Climate Action Summit. Plus: contributor Simran Sethi reports on this year’s Slow Food gathering in Turin, Italy.

Duration:00:57:20

Sweets: baking, and canning, and enjoying. Oh my!

9/29/2018
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We all deserve a little sweetness. So this week, we’re all about baking, preserving, and appreciating desserts. Rose Levy Beranbaum shares her “Baking Basics.” We’ll hear about an unusual homage to cake. Joyce Goldstein is a master of preservation.. And Food52’s Kristen Miglore collects essential sweet treat recipes in “Genius Desserts.” Also: sunchokes at the market and LA’s love for pan dulce.

Duration:00:58:19

NAFTA and Mexico, coastal California, and a Queens food tour

9/22/2018
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Trump has called NAFTA the “worst” trade deal in history, but professor Alyshia Galvez says it’s Mexico’s food system that bears the brunt of it. Santa Barbara is home to some of California’s greatest seafood and produce, as Jason Paluska and Pascale Beale know all too well. Plus: a culinary tour of the New York’s most diverse borough, and novelist Jervey Tervalon dedicates a poem to his late friend Jonathan Gold.

Duration:00:57:35

The 'Fuerte Four,’ nixtamalization, and eggplants

9/15/2018
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Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament is this Sunday and our judges are faced with the ultimate decision: corn or flour? Bill Esparza talks tortilla makers in the LA area. And did you know that inside your tortilla is an ancient process, perfected over centuries? Also, L.A. Taco’s Daniel Hernandez recalls a Guadalajara taco crawl with Jonathan Gold. Plus: some tips on cooking eggplant, now in season.

Duration:00:58:45

Plastic straws, Persian cuisine, and Meathead Goldwyn

9/8/2018
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What does the history of plastic straws tell us about U.S. capitalism? Growing up in Tehran, Naz Deravian watched her parents entertain with classic Persian dishes; now she’s carrying on the tradition in LA. Stressed about cooking brisket this Rosh Hashanah? Help is here. Plus, Zach Brooks stops by to discuss Jonathan Gold’s review of Vespertine.

Duration:00:57:05