25 episodes

Everything you wanted to know about good cooking and good eating from LA chef, author, radio host and restaurateur Evan Kleiman.

Good Food KCRW

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.5 • 6 Ratings

Everything you wanted to know about good cooking and good eating from LA chef, author, radio host and restaurateur Evan Kleiman.

    Trader Joe's private label, sheet pan recipes, avocados

    Trader Joe's private label, sheet pan recipes, avocados

    Memo Torres uncovers hidden gems and family-run businesses across Los Angeles. Adam Reiner takes a closer look at the products behind the tongue-in-cheek labels on the shelves of Trader Joe's. Olga Massov and Sanaë Lemoine have tons of recipes devoted to the limitless possibilities of the sheet pan. Farmer Laura Ramirez explains the seasonality of the avocado while chef Stephanie Izard sticks to local ingredients.
    It’s our Spring Pledge Drive at KCRW. Click here to support Good Food.

    • 45 min
    Michael Pollan’s long, strange trip exploring food and psychedelics (from "Life Examined")

    Michael Pollan’s long, strange trip exploring food and psychedelics (from "Life Examined")

    We think you'll enjoy this episode of Life Examined, a KCRW podcast that explores science, philosophy, and finding meaning in the modern world. You're probably already familiar with Michael Pollan's writing on food and psychedelics. In this bonus episode, he talks with Jonathan Bastian about his study of how humans and plants interact.

    • 52 min
    Global eaters, planet-saving recipes, the unpaid labor of motherhood

    Global eaters, planet-saving recipes, the unpaid labor of motherhood

    After she became a mom, journalist Angela Garbes shifted her focus from food to the invisible, unpaid labor that goes into raising children. On the podcast Your Mama's Kitchen, beloved author Judy Bloom opens her mother's recipe box and reveals her kitchen anxiety dreams. After traveling the world at a young age, Priya Krishna presents global recipes for a new generation of eaters. Climate advocate Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma shares low-waste recipes for maintaining a healthy diet and planet. Finally, Meredith Bell from Autonomy Farms balances raising animals and a daughter.

    • 57 min
    Drinking in film, vintage spirits, world barista championship, cherries

    Drinking in film, vintage spirits, world barista championship, cherries

    Historian Hadley Meares looks at how Hollywood sips cocktails on the big screen. From Prohibition bourbon to dolce vita amaro, journalist Aaron Goldfarb follows collectors hunting for vintage spirits. Frank La of Be Bright Coffee heads to Busan to compete in the World Barista Championship. Memo Torres of L.A. Taco introduces us to the Carnitas Queen of Los Angeles. Finally, Clémence de Lutz heads to the farmer's market for cherries she can feature at Petit Grain Boulangerie, her new bakery.

    • 57 min
    Koreaworld, gas station cookies, vegan pie, pasta shapes

    Koreaworld, gas station cookies, vegan pie, pasta shapes

    Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard think the worldwide appeal of K-pop and Korean cinema has boosted modern Korean food. Operating out of a gas station, how does Arezou Appel make some of LA's best cookies? Jennifer Yee of Baker's Bench talks about the joys and pitfalls of vegan pies. Dan Pashman dives into the global pantry to develop innovative pasta recipes. Sweet spring strawberries arrive at SoCal farmers markets.

    • 57 min
    Apple pie, green almonds

    Apple pie, green almonds

    With only a week left until PieFest, baker Nicole Rucker shows us how to make a scrumptrilescent apple pie. From Baghdad and Buenos Aires to Montreal and Mexico City, Naama Shefi taps the Jewish diaspora to fill her holiday table. When Karla Vasquez couldn't find an English-language Salvadoran cookbook that she loved, she created her own. After writing a book on Northern Thai food, Austin Bush explores the spicy, colorful cuisine of Southern Thailand. When soulful Southern restaurant Joyce opened in DTLA, LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison had to check it out. Michael McCarty reflects on 45 years of success at his eponymous Santa Monica restaurant.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Thrift
RNZ
MID
Mamamia Podcasts
Between Two Beers Podcast
Steven Holloway & Seamus Marten
Stuff You Should Know
iHeartPodcasts
What It Was Like
Superreal
The Louis Theroux Podcast
Spotify Studios

You Might Also Like

The Splendid Table: Conversations & Recipes For Curious Cooks & Eaters
American Public Media
Special Sauce with Ed Levine
Ed Levine
Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio
Milk Street Radio
The Sporkful
Dan Pashman and Stitcher
Dinner SOS by Bon Appétit
Bon Appétit
Food with Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman

More by KCRW

KCRW's Left, Right & Center
KCRW
The Business
KCRW
The Treatment
KCRW
Bookworm
KCRW
Life Examined
KCRW
Lost Notes
KCRW