KCRW's Good Food
Summary: Good Food explores current events, social phenomena, history and culture through the lens of food. From food politics to the science behind cooking, host Evan Kleiman highlights the diverse community of cooks, farmers, entrepreneurs, historians and journalists who have devoted their lives to food. Good Food is the only radio show where you can hear LA Times Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold each week. Get Jonathan Gold's weekly restaurant suggestion sent to your phone! Text "Good Food" to 69866 and get a text with the name, address and phone number of this week's restaurant.
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and Russ Parsons co-hosts Good Food?s holiday show for the third year in a row. We delve into all things Thanksgiving from roast turkey to farmers? market sides.
Evan Kleiman visits an organic farm just outside of Santa Barbara that?s growing the first commercial coffee in California, chef Sean Brock reflects on his Southern roots in his book Heritage and Dominique Ansel, inventor of the Cronut, shares his first cookbook.
We explore why sea cucumbers are considered a delicacy, hear about Santa Barbara uni diving and find out about the current state of caviar.
Carlos Salgado guides us through the food traditions of Dia de los Muertos, Gabrielle Hamilton shares recipes from Prune and we hear about what?s in Los Angeles Magazine?s food lovers guide.
Controversy erupted when the anonymous authors behind the popular ?Thug Kitchen? concept were revealed to be a white couple from Hollywood - we talk to the authors and one of their critics about anonymity, perception, race and language. Hans Rockenwagner shares his German-Californian culinary philosophy and Yotam Ottolenghi discusses his new cookbook, Plenty More.
Chef Ludo describes how to make the perfect omelette and we hear about Portuguese Salt Cod. Plus, can you fat shame a man?
We explore the flavor spectrum from bitter vegetables to sweet maple syrup. Plus, Jonathan Gold reviews a new Italian spot in Silver Lake, Alimento.
A linguist takes us through how we use language to describe both food and food-related rituals and we explore how some caffeinated drinks came to embody a political bent. Plus, Gustavo Arellano tells us about a place in Santa Ana that has 60 types of tortas.
A psychotherapist discusses how making pie can be an effective path to self-discovery, Andrea Nguyen talks about the pickles and pate in her new Banh Mi Handbook and Aarti Sequiera talks about her take on Falooda, an Indian dessert.
Huckleberry?s Zoe Nathan talks about her penchant for messy pies; Lisa Donovan of Husk Nashville details the charm of Southern chess pie and Aarti Sequeira of Aarti Party suggests making samosa hand pies.
Jonathan Gold tells us about his favorite spots for oysters in Los Angeles and the Beekman Boys walk us through their savory hand pies. Plus, apples are back at the market.
We talk to a few people who?ve reached success on their food-related projects on Kickstarter, Zoe Nathan shares stories and recipes from the new Huckleberry cookbook and Jonathan Gold reviews Superba Food and Bread.
Roy Choi discusses his new chef-driven fast food concept, Maxwell Leer tells us what to expect from a ?wine rave? is and we hear about the aftermath of the Napa earthquake.
?In case you missed it? is the theme of today?s show - food stories produced at KCRW that have never aired on Good Food. Hear from Quentin Tarantino about food and power in his films, sound design from Jonathan Gold and much more.
Grand Central Market was declared the 10th best new restaurant in America by Bon Appetit Magazine, a pizza box connoisseur talks about why pizza box design is better overseas and an artist uncovers the unseen world of pollinators.