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.
The Sandwich Show
First, Charles Dedlow, of Roan Mills, talks bread-making using heritage grains. Then Tatler... Show More
First, Charles Dedlow, of Roan Mills, talks bread-making using heritage grains. Then Tatler Editor John Haney takes us through how the British sandwich came to be and No. 7 Chef Tyler Kord shares a spirited patty melt recipe from his new cookbook. Plus: a pastrami sandwich crawl in Boyle Heights with a certified pastrami doctor Lara Rabinovitch Neuman and Jonathan Gold eats at the Everson Royce Bar. Show Less
KCRW reporter David Weinberg has the story of how a home french fry business in Gardena went... Show More
KCRW reporter David Weinberg has the story of how a home french fry business in Gardena went viral. The Atlantic's Emily DeRuy discusses the obstacles faced by Native American restaurateurs and WAMU radio producer Ruth Tam talks ethnic food shaming. Plus, Fiona Ross rattles off favorite dishes of leaders of yesteryear, Jonathan Gold eats Gus's Fried Chicken and Laura Avery shops for sunchokes at the market. Show Less
The breakfast show
We devote this week's show to the most important meal of the day: breakfast. April McGreger of... Show More
We devote this week's show to the most important meal of the day: breakfast. April McGreger of Farmer's Daughter gives us a historical account of biscuits and chef Josef Centeno serves up his spin on Japanese breakfast at Orsa & Winston. Then, big bad breakfast chef John Currence talks up cornmeal and Carolyn Phillips gives tips on ordering dim sum. Plus, we're all about eggs at the farmers' market. Show Less
Square versus round pie, gringo tacos, hyssop
We hash out the technicalities of pie with The Sporkful's Dan Pashman and visit the best... Show More
We hash out the technicalities of pie with The Sporkful's Dan Pashman and visit the best hard-shell taco spots in town with LA Weekly food writer Garrett Snyder. Sociology professor Deborah Harris gives us the latest stats on gender inequality in kitchens, and Domenica Marchetti schools us on making boozy cherries and preserving garlic scapes. Plus: Jonathan Gold digs the semolina buckwheat pancake at Winsome in Echo Park, and market manager Laura Avery learns the many uses for the lovely purple flowered hyssop plant. Show Less
PieCast: Ready made crusts, tips for vegan baking...
In honor of KCRW's annual pie contest October 2, here's the second installment of our podcast... Show More
In honor of KCRW's annual pie contest October 2, here's the second installment of our podcast devoted to pie. It's called PieCast. We dedicate this episode to the ingredients in a pre-made pie crust, to tips on how to make your vegan pies extra-tasty, and to the complex flavors you'll find in a Cuban pie. Show Less
Shibumi, Little Flower Baking, 'Everything I Want...
Jonathan Gold shares his favorite dishes at Shibumi, a new Japanese kappo-style restaurant in... Show More
Jonathan Gold shares his favorite dishes at Shibumi, a new Japanese kappo-style restaurant in Downtown LA. Christine Moore, owner of Little Flower Baking, Lincoln and C'est La Vie, tells the story of how she got into the restaurant business. Her new cookbook is Little Flower Baking. Jessica Koslow, owner of Sqirl, unveils plans to expand and her new cookbook, Everything I Want to Eat. Plus, tips for how to grow organic lettuce from farmer Shu Takikawa. Show Less
'Eat the World,' blackberries & Burmese food
Laura Avery gets a primer on blackberries from University of Arkansas horticulture professor... Show More
Laura Avery gets a primer on blackberries from University of Arkansas horticulture professor John Clark and 2 Peas in a Pod farmer Lori Heal. Then, our favorite food critic, Jonathan Gold, eats stuffed platha, ginger salad and Kachin-style salmon belly at Daw Yee Myanmar Corner. We close out the show with Emeril Lagasse discussing his new series on Amazon, Eat the World. BAM! Show Less
Meat carvers, fishmongers and herbivorous butchers
This week, we are all about the butcher shop. We visit LA's newest artisanal meat and seafood... Show More
This week, we are all about the butcher shop. We visit LA's newest artisanal meat and seafood markets ? Cape Providence, Gwen and The Cannibal ? and the more established Belcampo and LA Fresh Poultry. Then it's off to The Herbivorous Butcher in the Heartland and "The Vegetable Butcher," a.k.a. Cara Mangini, in New York. Plus, Jonathan Gold dines at The Cannibal and we learn how the hogs at Peads and Barnetts are raised. Show Less
Seafood, booze and BBQ
Journalists Martha Mendoza and Paul Greenberg discuss slavery and sustainability in the shrimp... Show More
Journalists Martha Mendoza and Paul Greenberg discuss slavery and sustainability in the shrimp supply chain. Then we sip savory cocktails with Matt Biancaniello and discuss rosť with Lou Amdur. Also on the show, Robb Walsh gives us the rundown on the Lone Star State's many styles of BBQ. Show Less
The price of pork, giant marrow and an Asian fried...
Phillip Vowles talks about growing armchair-sized vegetables in Wales, then Christian Schwarz... Show More
Phillip Vowles talks about growing armchair-sized vegetables in Wales, then Christian Schwarz gives us a primer on California mushrooms and reporter David Jackson discusses his investigation into the hog business in Illinois. We also get tips for cooking and growing tomatoes from The Bazaar's Holly Jivin and Pernille Carpenter of Coastal Organics. Plus, Jonathan Gold's favorite Asian fried chicken spots and Sonoko Sakai's recipe for bacon and scrambled egg onigiri. Show Less
A Filipino food stop, the Grape Whisperer...
We head to Chinatown to make isamadas with Chef Isa Fabro before tasting kinilaw and pancit... Show More
We head to Chinatown to make isamadas with Chef Isa Fabro before tasting kinilaw and pancit with Jonathan Gold at LASA. The Grape Whisperer, Ruben Solorzano, updates us on the harvest along California's Central Coast. The author of Devoured, Sophie Egan, discusses the factors that define our eating habits. Plus: Moruno's baby eggplant rescoldo recipe and the final installment of Burned. Show Less