KCRW's Good Food

KCRW's Good Food

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Support KCRW's public radio podcasts. Join online at KCRW.com or call 800-600-5279. Your weekly treat from Evan Kleiman. By tuning in to Good Food, you can discover delicious recipes, great restaurants, and unique places to buy authentic ingredients; find out how to prepare the newest foods in the marketplace; learn techniques of master chefs and ideas for novices; and listen to discussions about food politics and the latest trends in food and eating. For the latest recipe featured on Good Food, email us at recipes@kcrw.org or simply click here. GOOD FOOD THANKS ITS UNDERWRITERS: Du Vin Wine & Spirits: In business for more than two decades at San Vicente in West Hollywood, Du Vin offers more than 10,000 bottles of hand-picked wine, with staff specialists in the wines of France, Italy, Latin America and California.More from KCRW's Good Food »

Most Recent Episodes

Hive heists, artisanal food, local grains & bulgogi, Gangnam-style

LA Magazine food critic Patric Kuh gives us a history lesson on artisanal food and beekeeper Jodi Helmer reports on hive heists in almond groves. Then we discuss the revival of regional grain production with food writer Amy Halloran and Nan Kohler of Grist & Toll. Plus, a watermelon gazpacho recipe to beat the heat from 1212 chef Walter Greenwood and a recommendation for bulgogi, Gangnam-style, per Jonathan Gold.

Hive heists, artisanal food, local grains & bulgogi, Gangnam-style

Preserving Green Book sites, shishitos, jackfruit, fake shrimp

Cultural documentarian Candacy Taylor explains the importance of preserving Green Book sites. EP & LP Chef Louis Tikaram gives us a primer on Fijian cuisine and jackfruit. The Atlantic's Olga Khazan schools us on a synthetic shrimp start-up. Plus: Shishito peppers hit the market and Jonathan Gold eats popcorn ice cream at Paley.

Preserving Green Book sites, shishitos, jackfruit, fake shrimp

Cast iron skillets, corn, slaughterhouses, Azerbaijani food

Chuck Reece gets to the heart of our love affair with the cast iron skillet. Peggy Lowe discusses the perilous work in slaughterhouses. We talk Azerbaijani cuisine with Feride Buyuran and fermented ice cream with Tyler Malek. Plus: French and Vietnamese spots to try and corn at the market.

Cast iron skillets, corn, slaughterhouses, Azerbaijani food

Brexit, the last decade in food, a mixtape from Nigella Lawson

City University London's Tim Lang gives his take on the impact of Brexit on the UK food system and Michael Pollan looks back at what's changed in food in the last decade. Pascale Beale shares recipes for savory dishes that use fresh fruit. Then we shop for edible flowers at the market and get a hangover cure from Jonathan Gold before Nigella Lawson takes over the KCRW turntables.

Brexit, the last decade in food, a mixtape from Nigella Lawson

Food on the Screen: Calabasas & Paris

We wrap our Food on the Screen series with Sandra Aamodt weighing in on "The Biggest Loser." Then Adeline Grattard takes us behind the scenes of "Chef's Table" in Paris. Next it's onto squash blossoms at the market and tofu balls with Jonathan Gold at Button Mash. Plus: Tacolandia judge Gustavo Arellano eats 31 tacos and Zach Brooks highlights the best of the best at Smorgasburg LA.

Food on the Screen: Los Angeles

This week, we continue our conversation about food on the screen closer to home, in Los Angeles. Chef Niki Nakayama discusses how life has changed since being featured on the first season of Chef's Table on Netflix. Also on the show: how the pluot was born, Sichuan food in the SGV, the Lone Star State's many styles of BBQ, taking over the tap at LA Beer Week and vegan baking tips from a teen.

Food on the Screen: China and Italy

We kicked off last week's show exploring portrayals of food in television and film in New Orleans and the Central Valley. This week, we continue our Food on the Screen series in China and Italy with Phil Rosenthal and Eddie Huang. Then it's nectarines at the farmers market, blinged-out Korean BBQ with Jonathan Gold, Chinese cooking techniques from Kian Lam Kho and grilling meat around the fire at Ox.

Food on the Screen: New Orleans and the Central Valley

Food is having its moment on the screen, from reality shows about baking and TV shows set in restaurants to films about food trucks and Netflix specials featuring the world's top chefs. Are these portrayals changing how we view food? We tap writer Lolis Eric Elie and filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes for some answers. Then we try apricots, salmon and tonkatsu with Valerie Gordon, Diane Morgan and Jonathan Gold before the Kitchen Sisters take us out with "Black Chefs, White House." And tune in next week for more from our Food on the Screen series.

Food on the Screen: New Orleans and the Central Valley

Consolidation in biotech, aeroir, smoked beets, beer cocktails

Harvest Public Media's Luke Runyon fills us in on Bayer's bid to buy Monsanto and Gastropod host Nicola Twilley discusses the concept of aeroir. Then, Jonathan Gold takes us to Salt's Cure for the best pork chop in LA before we pedal candy in Jefferson Park with Grace of the Sea. Plus, Travis Strickland, Jacob Grier and Claire Ptak share recipes for smoked beets, a beer flip and rye chocolate brownies.

Consolidation in biotech, aeroir, smoked beets, beer cocktails

Eddie Huang, 'A Date with a Dish,' peaches and pozole

We discuss the oppressive whiteness of the food world, how California's minimum wage law is playing out in the restaurant biz and pay homage to a cookbook author you may never have heard of. Then it's off to dine at a Vietnamese izakaya in Little Tokyo and the Little Arabia Lebanese Bakery in Anaheim. Plus, we fill you in on what you need to know about peaches and pozole.

Eddie Huang, 'A Date with a Dish,' peaches and pozole

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