By KCRW, Evan Kleiman
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Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.
||CleanCalifornia’s new food critics, “Zaitoun,” and Tomatomania||Soleil Ho and Tejal Rao belong to a new wave of food critics who are helping to redefine the craft. Writer and activist Yasmin Khan talks about her travels to modern Palestine, which have yielded a book full of humanizing stories and recipes. Plus:...||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe “ugly produce” debate, LA Foodways, and trailblazing women||Two writers have gathered the stories of women who changed history through food. There’s a new documentary on how LA’s agricultural past informs its present. Patricia Escárcega returns to discuss a new “Pan-Latin” restaurant in DTLA. A crop...||3/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilipino food: roots and new directions||Filipino food may be having a moment, but the cuisine has a long history here in Los Angeles where Filipino Americans have lived for nearly a century. Evan and friends embark on a food crawl of Northeast LA to learn more. We also hear from some...||3/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrench fry fight, the Oscars & Wolfgang, Northern Thai food||This is the 25th year that Wolfgang Puck has catered the official Oscars after-party. So how does he pull it off year after year? Also, we explore some controversial french fry rankings. Writer and photographer Austin Bush dishes on the food of...||2/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanViet cooking made simple, Ritz & Escoffier, and goat cheese||Andrea Nguyen is back to say that cooking Vietnamese is doable any day of the week. What we eat and how we do it binds humanity across geography and culture, according to Chris Ying. Plus: the story of the Savoy Hotel and how it gave rise to the...||2/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Persian homecoming, noodle soup dreams, and a natural wine party||Persian cooking expert Najmieh Batmanglij talks to Evan about what it was like to return to Iran and cook there after years of exile. Noodle soup is the stuff of dreams, for food historian Ken Albala. Richard Parks III takes us on a whirlwind visit...||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat makes for a disgusting food?||This week we visit a museum exhibit featuring foods that are inarguably revolting—or are they? Plus, a look at how formerly hippie foods like dense grain breads went mainstream. And meet hippie Jack: he has strong opinions about waffles, and...||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMagnus Nilsson, Norwegian lunch, and Oaxacalifornia||Celebrated Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson returns to Good Food to expand on Nordic baking traditions. We’re also looking at matpakke , or the Norwegian art of packed lunch. Plus, a glimpse into the food of Oaxacalifornia, from the glorious tlayuda...||1/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulia Collin Davison, the shutdown’s effect, and a visit to Fiona||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...||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“Cooking with Scraps,” LA Times’ new critics, and Bestia’s origins||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...||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe cure for the common hangover||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.||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGood Food looks back at 2018||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...||12/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe origins of wine, Uighur food, “imaginary feasts”||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...||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2018’s best cookbooks and restaurant openings||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...||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNik Sharma’s journey, ‘Now & Again,’ and doomsday prepping||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...||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYotam Ottolenghi finds joy in simplicity||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...||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘The Final Table’, NYC food delivery, and a waffle quest||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...||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGood Food’s Thanksgiving tips||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...||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSoul food, from Tennessee to Israel||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...||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFermentation, both ancient and new||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...||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSamin Nosrat: making food TV like never before||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...||10/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnthony Bourdain’s enduring legacy||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....||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaising the bar: a world of drinks in LA||“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:...||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolving a milk mystery, Daniel Patterson, and Slow Food||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...||10/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSweets: baking, and canning, and enjoying. Oh my!||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...||9/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great show about food
I've been listening to this show for 15 years and it's consistently great. It's not a cooking show, it's a show about food, where it comes form, who grows it, who cooks it, who eats it, and why.
But be warned, if you don't live in SoCal, listening to the Santa Monica Farmer's Market report in the dead of winter can be torture, hearing about all the lovely fresh fruit (or the tomatoes!). I will really miss Johnathan Gold's segments.
Frasier has left the building and is eating in LA 😊
Started listening to this amazing podcast about six months ago. Now this has become an integral part of my everyday commute from work to home. Have finished listening to all the available episodes recently and will keep listening to it every week now. It’s really hard to find such great radio presenters these days like Evan Kleiman. It’s very informative and well designed program that you would instantly like and keep listening. Even thought I am from Northern California but my love has grown more towards LA after listening to this podcast.
Gets better every year
Evan Kleinman gets better and better with her interviews and topics covered. The show doesn't shy away from difficult issues that resonate all over the country, not just California.
Her tributes this year to Jonathan Gold and Anthony Bourdain are wonderful. thank you KCRW