KCRW's Good Food show

KCRW's Good Food

Summary: 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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Podcasts:

 Is Fusion a Bad Word?, The Food in "Game of Thrones," Hot Pot | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Jonathan Gold explains why the term "fusion" is no longer useful. Plus, he reviews a hot pot restaurant in the SGV. Elina Shatkin explores the food scenes in GOT.

 UpClose: Dan Barber in Conversation with Evan Kleiman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Dan Barber is the award winning chef of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. His new book is "The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food."

 A Vegetarian Poet, Eating Wild Foods, the Best Fries in LA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Dan Barber tells us how farm-to-table missed the mark. A 12-year-old shares his poem to vegan meat. Plus, a look at wild foods and urban foraging.

 What Is Authentic Cuisine? The SGV, Cheese Mites | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

From Paris to Japan, we explore the shifting notion of authenticity. A San Gabriel Valley native revisits her hometown. Plus, are cheese mites a nuisance or a boon?

 The Baja Show: Javier Plascencia, Baja Craft Beer and Wine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Good Food goes to Baja: Javier Plascencia gives us a tour of a Tijuana market. Plus, we travel to Ensenada for tostadas and the Valle de Guadalupe for wine.

 Weight, Fat Shaming, Fed Up the Movie, Jonathan Gold's 101 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Is fat shaming worse in LA than in other cities? Plus, we discuss the new documentary Fed Up with its creators and Jonathan Gold previews his 101 best restaurants.

 Jon Favreau and Roy Choi Talk Chef, Ruth Reichl on Fiction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

 Wine Fraud, What to Do with Masa, J Gold Revisits the Derby | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We explore a riveting case of wine fraud, a masa master in Boyle Heights tells us how it's done and Jonathan Gold takes us to The Derby for bacon-wrapped steak.

 Can French Food Be Saved?, Grilled Cheese, Farm-to-Toaster | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

David Lebovitz takes us on a culinary tour of Paris, Eric Greenspan talks grilled cheese, and we look at the farm-to-toaster movement.

 Eggs Galore, Easter Candy, and the Sriracha Plot Thickens | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

From eggs to candy, we cover all things Easter. Plus, we head to Little Saigon for nem nuong and hear an update on the status of the Sriracha factory in Irwindale.

 Vegan for Passover, the Perfect Apron, Buttermilk Drops | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Actor/bakery owner Dwight Henry tells us about his popular spot, The Buttermilk Drop. We meet the designer behind some of LA's aprons and we cover all things Passover.

 Tiki Mania, Lime Shortage, a Taste of the South | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We hear about tiki bars and cocktails past and present, Matt Biancaniello tells us how he's making margaritas sans limes and Donald Link gives us a taste of the South.

 Orthorexia, Going Paleo, the Industrialized Meat Conundrum | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The folks from Nom Nom Paleo talk about the paleo diet, Hank Shaw celebrates a hunting revival, and a book reveals conditions in slaughterhouses across the US.

 Stays in Vegas: Water, Restaurant Unions and Off Strip Eats | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In part two of Good Food's Vegas special, we focus on life off the strip through food, culture and water conservation efforts in one of the US's labor strongholds.

 What Happens in Vegas: From Buffets to Mind-Bending Mixology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Good Food heads to the strip to explore the evolution of Vegas dining, all you can eat buffets, luxury fine dining and the city's most mind-bending cocktail.

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