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Good Food

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Society & Culture
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Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.

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Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.

iTunes Ratings

675 Ratings
Average Ratings
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27

Amazing

By jassybeets - Jan 10 2020
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Evan has taught me so much about food. This podcast has arguably changed my life!

I love this podcast

By ilove this podcast - Dec 15 2019
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I like this podcast it’s the best

iTunes Ratings

675 Ratings
Average Ratings
540
55
39
14
27

Amazing

By jassybeets - Jan 10 2020
Read more
Evan has taught me so much about food. This podcast has arguably changed my life!

I love this podcast

By ilove this podcast - Dec 15 2019
Read more
I like this podcast it’s the best
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Good Food

Latest release on May 30, 2020

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Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.

Rank #1: Housework, gardening, the dairy industry

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The old adage, “a woman’s work is never done,” takes a different spin as families hunker down  during COVID-19 and share traditional household responsibilities.

Apr 11 2020

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Rank #2: The many faces of Southern cuisine

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Sean Brock speaks on the past and future of Southern cuisine. We learn about the origins of eggnog and talk with a self-described “Mississippi vegan.” Plus a look back at two centuries of African-American cuisine.

Nov 30 2019

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Rank #3: Relief work, cooking at home

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As we navigate this temporary but new normal of being relegated to our homes, we get suggestions for recipes and healthy kitchen projects.

Mar 28 2020

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Rank #4: 2019 Gift Guide: Books and Beyond

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The holidays are fast approaching, which means it’s time to learn about the year’s best cookbooks. We’re also learning about other gift ideas for the food lover in your life.

Dec 07 2019

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Rank #5: LA Times 101, American cuisine, women on food

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The LA Times 101 restaurant rankings are here. Yale historian Paul Freedman traces the history of American cuisine. Journalist Charlotte Druckman shares what she learned from more than 100 women in the food world.

Dec 14 2019

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Rank #6: Food supply chain, virtual Passover, vegetarian Easter

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The food supply chain has many links in order to get dinner on the table. We hear from a truck driver about  his challenges in getting products to grocery stores. Plus, spring is here, and with it comes Passover and Easter.

Apr 04 2020

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Rank #7: Holiday tamales, a tuber revival, fighting food waste

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For some Angelenos, there’s no greater gift during the holidays than a steaming hot tamale. We’re also looking at some fascinating developments in the produce world, including the comeback of an ancient spud.

Dec 21 2019

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Rank #8: Our favorite food stories of 2019

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It’s the last show of the year, which it’s time for our annual look back at some of our favorite food stories! From menu psychology, to Salvadoran food, to cooking with scraps, 2019 was a year to remember.

Dec 28 2019

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Roxane Gay, plant-based Mexican, Indian spices

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Like it or hate it, home cooking is the task that won’t go away during the pandemic. Author Roxane Gay learned to cook while being a vegetarian, and shares her adventures in the kitchen on her Twitter feed.

May 30 2020

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Food in film, takeout, tortillas

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Food plays a starring role in some stellar movies from last year. Good Food looks back on conversations with the filmmakers of “The Farewell,” “The Biggest Little Farm,” and “Honeyland.”

May 23 2020

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Mushrooms, tacos, traditional pastas

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As Los Angeles settles in for additional months of sheltering in place, Good Food cozies up on the sofa for a “zone out” show.

May 16 2020

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Meat supply, slaughterhouses, French classics

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Meat is a multibillion dollar industry. With the pandemic forcing closures of packing facilities and employees being too ill to work, the availability of cheap meat for consumers is threatened.

May 09 2020

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Cajun cooking, tacos, salmon

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We explore American traditions in cooking: Cajun cuisine in the bayou of Louisiana, dairy restaurants of New York, tacos in Texas and California.

May 02 2020

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Restaurants pivot, Pie Pageant, chile peppers

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Many restaurants have closed, and others who’ve remained open have adjusted their business models to rely on takeout and delivery. We hear from restaurateurs and a chef on adapting to this new normal.

Apr 25 2020

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Tinned fish, Ramadan, immigrants in the food supply chain

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Confinement cooking continues with clever ways to use tinned seafood in the pantry. With the holy month of Ramadan starting this week, we explore traditional practices and dishes to break the fast.

Apr 18 2020

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Housework, gardening, the dairy industry

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The old adage, “a woman’s work is never done,” takes a different spin as families hunker down  during COVID-19 and share traditional household responsibilities.

Apr 11 2020

56mins

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Food supply chain, virtual Passover, vegetarian Easter

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The food supply chain has many links in order to get dinner on the table. We hear from a truck driver about  his challenges in getting products to grocery stores. Plus, spring is here, and with it comes Passover and Easter.

Apr 04 2020

56mins

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Relief work, cooking at home

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As we navigate this temporary but new normal of being relegated to our homes, we get suggestions for recipes and healthy kitchen projects.

Mar 28 2020

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Letter to the Good Food community

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I’ve been thinking a lot about comfort, and what that might look like or sound like right now. Usually when we talk about comfort on this show, we’re talking about a brothy bowl of beans, and yes, we will go there today.

Mar 21 2020

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Soap, water, and washing up

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“Wash your hands” is a universal mantra now more than ever. One man meditatively uses soap and water to create a little zen while completing the kitchen’s dirtiest task. Meanwhile, coronavirus is impacting school lunch programs and farmers.

Mar 14 2020

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Are restaurants over?

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The restaurant business has always been like those circus funhouse mirrors. What the diner sees is distorted -- not the reality that owners deal with.

Mar 07 2020

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Meat alternatives, school lunch

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From the lab to the garden, Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft and Bryant Terry explore proteins through a meat-free lens. Jennifer E. Gaddis documents the changing role of the school lunch lady. Plus: an ode to leap year with Chef Donald Link.

Feb 29 2020

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Japanese food artisans

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Simplicity, tradition, and seasonality are all hallmarks of Japanese eating.  We hear about the artisans who are keeping ancient techniques alive and the ways homecooks can benefit from their passion.

Feb 22 2020

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McDonald’s in black America and cool beans

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In the turbulent days after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., white McDonald’s franchisees fled their inner-city locations. How did the fast food company emerge as a community hero then and subsequently, following the 1992 L.A.

Feb 15 2020

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Cooking for two, dating sans alcohol, and edible underwear

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Maria Zizka suggests making dinner together at home is the real romantic move for V-Day. Amanda Shapiro reflects on her summer of attempting to date sans alcohol. Plus: Gideon Bower’s unofficial history of edible underwear.

Feb 08 2020

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Remembering produce and BBQ pioneers, and learning to blend spices

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Frieda Caplan and Woody Phillips rose to the top of their fields in Los Angeles, ushering in exotic produce and barbecue, respectively. We look at how they cemented their place in our city’s culinary history.

Feb 01 2020

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Seafood, citrus, and celebrating Lunar New Year

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Fergus Henderson introduced nose-to-tail eating over two decades ago. We talk with Josh Niland, an Aussie chef who is cooking fin-to-fin, working with every part of the fish. And we’ll stay near the coastline and dive into shrimp and abalone.

Jan 24 2020

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Cinematic food and hangover cures

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This week we’re looking at several films from 2019 in which food was a subtle yet powerful storytelling device. Plus: we’re looking at the never-ending quest for a hangover cure.

Jan 04 2020

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iTunes Ratings

675 Ratings
Average Ratings
540
55
39
14
27

Amazing

By jassybeets - Jan 10 2020
Read more
Evan has taught me so much about food. This podcast has arguably changed my life!

I love this podcast

By ilove this podcast - Dec 15 2019
Read more
I like this podcast it’s the best