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  • Vegan for Passover, the Perfect Apron, Buttermilk Drops

    Apr 11, 2014 | 58 min
    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

    Apr 04, 2014 | 58 min
    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

    Mar 28, 2014 | 58 min
    The folks from Nom Nom Paleo talk about the paleo diet, Hank Shaw celebrates a hunting revival, and a new book reveals conditions in slaughterhouses across the US.
  • Stays in Vegas: Water, Restaurant Unions and Off Strip Eats

    Mar 21, 2014 | 58 min
    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

    Mar 14, 2014 | 58 min
    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.
  • Guerrilla Tacos, Avocado Gangs, Cooking for Persian New Year

    Mar 07, 2014 | 58 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews an unusual taco truck, David Mills details the avocado cartels in Mexico and Louisa Shafia shares updated recipes for Persian cooking.
  • East LA's Donut Man, Wolfgang Puck's Oscar Menu, Hops Tea

    Feb 28, 2014 | 58 min
    Carolina Miranda meets a donut-slinging luchador, Wolfgang Puck tells us what's on the Oscars menu and we learn about a hops tea that's brewing at Grand Central Market.
  • Soylent, Cricket Protein Bars, Beef Tongue Sashimi

    Feb 21, 2014 | 58 min
    Evan Kleiman tries Soylent, Greg Sewitz discusses a protein bar made of crickets and Jonathan Gold reviews what he says is LA's first true offal restaurant.
  • Sitting in Bars with Cake, Russian Tailgating, Chipotle's New TV Show

    Feb 14, 2014 | 58 min
    Can you find love in a bar if you bring cake? Anya von Bremzen tells us how to drink vodka like a Russian, and Chipotle announces a TV show aimed at industrial farming.
  • Savory Soufflé, CA Drought Means Few Porcinis and Fewer Jobs

    Feb 07, 2014 | 29 min
    Prolific baker Greg Patent demystifies a cheese soufflé, Amelia Saltsman shares a cauliflower recipe and we hear how the drought is may affect California?s economy.
  • Cooking with Pine, Curtis Stone in the Kitchen, Tex-Mex Dip

    Jan 31, 2014 | 58 min
    Chef CJ Jacobson talks about cooking with pine, KCRW's Saul Gonzalez investigates beekeeping in Los Angeles and Lisa Fain gets to the bottom of a popular Tex-Mex dip.
  • The History of the Square Meal, Beets, Community Seafood

    Jan 24, 2014 | 58 min
    Abigail Carroll talks about the history of the square meal in the US, Mark Bittman breaks down beet salad, and Community Seafood discusses its Santa Barbara fishery.
  • Butter Aerobics, The Creative Process of Bartenders, CA Drought

    Jan 17, 2014 | 58 min
    A butter aerobics class enlivens the Santa Monica Pier, Christiaan Rollich talks about his innovative cocktails and a look at the drought that is threatening farmers.
  • Inside Tsukiji Market; Ivan Ramen; Japanese Soul Food

    Jan 10, 2014 | 58 min
    From the Tsukiji Market's tuna auction, to Japanese soul food and dashi, we take a look at Japanese cuisine.
  • Breakfast: the Most Important Meal of the Day

    Jan 03, 2014 | 58 min
    Evan celebrates porridge, coffee, pancakes and all things breakfast with René Redzepi, Jonathan Gold and other guests who share her passion for the first meal of the day.
  • The Best of 'Good Food,' 2013 Edition

    Dec 27, 2013 | 58 min
    The Good Food Team selects their favorite segments of 2013.
  • Christmas means KFC in Japan, Cooking Goose, Pig Ear Cheetos

    Dec 20, 2013 | 59 min
    Hank Shaw explains why we don?t eat goose more, Tracy Slater discusses the KFC Christmas tradition in Japan and Jonathan Gold tries The Church Key?s pig ear cheetos.
  • The Best Cookbooks and Food Literature of 2013

    Dec 16, 2013 | 59 min
    Evan discusses the holiday season cookbook avalanche, including some of the best books of the year.
  • Daniel Boulud, Remembering Judy Rogers, Scratch and Sniff Wine

    Dec 06, 2013 | 59 min
    Evan talks to Daniel Boulud about his new book, Joyce Goldstein reflects on Judy Rogers' life, and Richard Betts talks about his scratch and sniff wine guide.
  • Rene Redzepi, Making Latkes with Leftovers, Schmaltz

    Nov 29, 2013 | 58 min
    Evan talks to René Redzepi of NOMA about his new book, Mark Bittman wants you to overcome the fear of fried food, and Michael Ruhlman talks about schmaltz.
  • Rene Redzepi, Making Latkes with Leftovers, Schmaltz

    Nov 29, 2013 | 58 min
    Evan talks to René Redzepi of NOMA about his new book, Mark Bittman wants you to overcome the fear of fried food, and Michael Ruhlman talks about schmaltz.
  • Thanksgivukkah, Thanksgiving Cocktails, Buttermilk Pie

    Nov 22, 2013 | 58 min
    In a special edition of "Good Food," Russ Parsons and Evan Kleiman guide you through the year's most important meal.
  • Soviet Food Memories, Salt Block Cooking, Deborah Madison

    Nov 15, 2013 | 58 min
    Anya Von Bremsen longs for Soviet cuisine, Mark Bitterman talks about salt block cooking, and Deborah Madison talks about what it means to be vegetable literate.
  • The Future of Agave, The A.O.C. Cookbook, and Trans Fats

    Nov 08, 2013 | 58 min
    Is an agave shortage threatening tequila? How many Americans will go hungry as a result of food stamp cuts? And the FDA's proposal to ban trans fats.
  • Roy Choi, Ethnic Cuisine in LA, and Ottolenghi

    Nov 01, 2013 | 58 min
    Roy Choi reflects on his LA upbringing; is food better in LA's Koreatown or in Korea?
  • Candy Corn, Fear of Food, the Magic Restroom Cafe

    Oct 25, 2013 | 58 min
    Candy corn and a history of candy. Plus, a trip to the Magic Restroom Cafe.
  • LA Sriracha Festival, Coffee Beers, Lifesaving Condiments

    Oct 18, 2013 | 58 min
    A quick history of sriracha with the founder of the first annual LA Sriracha Festival; plus, how brewers are experimenting with coffee in their beers.
  • Chinese Breakfast in LA, Mollie Katzen, The Best Roti in NYC

    Oct 11, 2013 | 58 min
    In an unsuspecting part of Monterey Park, Jonathan Gold finds the best Hong Kong style breakfast in Los Angeles. Plus, a trip to Ozone Park, Queens for roti.
  • Remembering Marcella Hazan, Cooking on a Food Stamp Budget

    Oct 04, 2013 | 58 min
    We remember the Italian cookbook author Marcella Hazan. Plus, could you create three meals a day with a budget of $4.50? A chef takes the food stamp challenge.
  • A Vegan Strip Club, Shucking Oysters with Liquid Nitrogen

    Sep 27, 2013 | 58 min
    This week, we take a roadtrip through the Pacific Northwest where we find a vegan strip club, sea urchin ice cream and a new technique for shucking oysters.
  • The Origins of Tuna Tartare, Basque Style Wines, Fresh Udon

    Sep 20, 2013 | 28 min
    Did you know that tuna tartare was invented in Los Angeles? Plus, a new udon restaurant in Little Tokyo is wowing diners with fresh, made-to-order noodles.
  • Why We Tip, Using Drones to Hunt Wild Boars, Kefir

    Sep 13, 2013 | 58 min
    Wild boars wreak havoc on farms all over the country; two brothers in Louisiana have built a pig-spotting drone that helps them hunt the pesky pigs.
  • How to Write a Better Yelp Review, Clam Chowder Three Ways

    Sep 06, 2013 | 58 min
    A professional food writer offers writing advice to so-called Yelpers; plus, Jonathan Gold finds chowder three ways at Connie & Ted's.
  • Piecast: What Does David Sedaris Want in a Dessert?

    Sep 04, 2013 | 13 min
    David Sedaris doesn't think much of tarts. Plus, judging an Amish pie contest.
  • Building a Bakery at Burning Man

    Aug 30, 2013 | 58 min
    What is there to eat at Burning Man? One ambitious crew is building a fully functioning bakery in the middle of the Black Rock Desert.
  • Piecast: Tweaking Your Baking, Flower Pastry, Hair Pie

    Aug 29, 2013 | 14 min
    Getting bored in the kitchen? Try adding hibiscus petals or kudzu starch to your pie. Plus, desserts on Antarctica.
  • The Art of Kaiseki, Lobster Economics, Best Brunches In LA

    Aug 23, 2013 | 58 min
    Wholesale lobster prices are at an all time low, so why are restaurants still charging high prices? Plus, Niki Nakayama showcases Japanese kaiseki dining in LA.
  • Ruth Bourdain, Deviled Eggs, Vietnamese Home Cooking

    Aug 16, 2013 | 58 min
    Russ Parsons wonders why deviled eggs ever fell out of fashion and botanist Mary Roach breaks down the shrubs and berries that flavor a gin and tonic.
  • In-Vitro Beef; Sichuan Peppercorns; Mr. Breakfast; Bucato

    Aug 09, 2013 | 58 min
    Scientists unveiled the first ever in-vitro beef product and one vegetarian philosopher is willing to try it. Plus, Mr. Breakfast schools us on pancakes.
  • Coffee Culture in Japan, The Freezer Cookbook, Sandor Katz

    Aug 02, 2013 | 58 min
    Move over green tea, Japan has one of the largest coffee cultures in the world and they take their caffeine very seriously. Plus, Sandor Katz on fermented meat.
  • Vodka; Drinking Vinegars; Should Vegans Eat Oysters?

    Jul 26, 2013 | 58 min
    Vodka is the most consumed alcohol in the US, but it?s rarely consumed neat. One bartender wants to change that. Plus, the origins of the Moscow Mule.
  • Piecast: Meat Pies, Cream Pies, and Tips for Pie Beginners

    Jul 22, 2013 | 18 min
    If you've never baked a pie, the winner of last year's Good Food Pie Contest gets you started. Plus, one of Michael Jackson's favorite desserts.
  • Rose, Sour Cherries, Gluten-Free Girl, Preserving with Booze

    Jul 19, 2013 | 58 min
    Could rosé be the perfect wine? It's food-friendly, affordable and pairs well with our hot summer weather. Plus, Kevin West says you can add it to preserves.
  • The Source Restaurant; Cooking for Michael Jackson; Burgers

    Jul 12, 2013 | 57 min
    Akasha Richmond dishes on what it was like to cook for Michael Jackson. Plus, a former member of the Source Family reminisces about the Source restaurant.
  • A Pie Champ Shares Her Tips; California Wheat; Wet Burritos

    Jul 05, 2013 | 58 min
    A pie pro shares her tips for bakers looking to enter this year?s Good Food Pie Contest. Plus, Gustavo Arellano finds historic Cal-Mex in Orange County.
  • Modernist Drinks, Geology and 'Terroir,' Margarita Dermatitis

    Jun 28, 2013 | 58 min
    Today, the intersection of science and alcohol: a geologist explains "terroir" and how a chemist turned bartender uses a medical centrifuge to perfect a cocktail.
  • The Baja Show: Javier Plascencia, Baja Craft Beer and Wine

    Jun 21, 2013 | 58 min
    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.
  • Texas BBQ; Homemade Hot Sauce; The World's Hottest Pepper

    Jun 14, 2013 | 58 min
    Texas Monthly recently hired their first ever BBQ Editor. We asked him to explain the regional differences in Texas barbecue. Plus, the best BBQ brisket in LA.
  • A Dosa Hunt; 3-D Printed Food; Jonathan Gold on Chego

    Jun 08, 2013 | 57 min
    A filmmaker follows seven first-generation American musicians on a dosa hunt through New York City. Plus, Jonathan Gold reviews Roy Choi's Chego in Chinatown.
  • Oysters 101; A Food Stylist's Secrets; Eating in Ventura

    Jun 03, 2013 | 58 min
    Why do east coast and west coast oysters taste different? A seafood obsessed chef explains what influences the flavor, texture and size of oysters.
  • Oysters 101; A Food Stylist's Secrets; Eating in Ventura

    May 31, 2013 | 58 min
    Why do east coast and west coast oysters taste different? A seafood obsessed chef explains what influences the flavor, texture and size of oysters.
  • Hidden Kitchens: A Memorial Day Special from the Kitchen Sisters

    May 28, 2013 | 58 min
    This week we feature stories from the Kitchen Sisters. It's an hour-long journey into the world of unexpected kitchens and unlikely cooking traditions.
  • Roy Choi on SPAM; Filipino Food in LA; Sushi Etiquette

    May 17, 2013 | 58 min
    Roy Choi of Kogi fame talks about growing up with SPAM and his decision to endorse ham in a can. Plus, why hasn't Filipino food caught on in LA?
  • Mother's Day; Cooking with Flowers; Korean Chili Paste

    May 10, 2013 | 58 min
    If you've eaten Brussels sprouts or broccoli you've eaten flowers. So why not eat tulips and nasturtiums too? Plus, heartwarming stories about mothers and food.
  • Michael Pollan; Sangrita; Inside a Fancy Chicken Show

    May 03, 2013 | 58 min
    Food writer Michael Pollan turns his attention to cooking in his latest book Cooked. Plus, a snapshot of the competitors and exotic poultry at a chicken show.
  • The Vegetarian Show: J Gold Goes Raw, Vegan Beer, Juicing

    Apr 26, 2013 | 58 min
    Is it possible to make curds and whey from almond milk? What makes some beer not vegan? Plus, Jonathan Gold gains a new appreciation of raw food.
  • The Restaurant Show: Trois Mec, Kitchen Culture, chi SPACCA

    Apr 19, 2013 | 58 min
    Los Angeles restaurant Trois Mec is causing a stir by selling tickets rather than taking reservations. Plus, a psychologist profiles "the back of the house."
  • Perfect Picnic Food; Foodopoly; Fracking Our Food Supply

    Apr 12, 2013 | 58 min
    Are we living in a "foodopoly?" A journalist unveils how one company took control of 90 percent of the soy milk market and 40 percent of the milk market.
  • GMO Salmon; What Causes Bad Breath; Recipe Algorithms

    Apr 05, 2013 | 58 min
    Find out what causes chronic bad breath. Christopher Kimball on the perfect omelet; plus, the debate over genetically engineered salmon.
  • Nam Prik; Vegan Celebrities; Molecular Gastronomy at Home

    Mar 29, 2013 | 58 min
    What do Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Morrissey have in common? They are all vegetarians. We investigate the link between celebrities and vegetarianism.
  • Butter Carving; The Last Supper; Sizzurp; Cheftestants

    Mar 22, 2013 | 58 min
    An art historian decodes the unusual meal depicted in Leonardo da Vinci's 15th Century painting, The Last Supper. Plus, market inspired Passover sides.
  • Butter Carving; The Last Supper; Sizzurp; Cheftestants

    Mar 22, 2013 | 58 min
    An art historian decodes the unusual meal depicted in Leonardo da Vinci's 15th Century painting, The Last Supper. Plus, market inspired Passover sides.
  • Baking with Beer; Cooking with Liquid Nitrogen; Eddie Huang

    Mar 15, 2013 | 58 min
    It's St. Patty's Day on Sunday. How about adding Guinness to your cupcakes? Plus, "cooking" with cold. Chef Sang Yoon blanches vegetables with liquid nitrogen.
  • Mac and Cheese; Food Additives; A Farewell to Bahooka

    Mar 08, 2013 | 58 min
    There are over 5,000 food additives but less than half have been through toxicology testing. A journalist uncovers shocking details about processed food.
  • Pressure Cookers; Girl Scout Cookies; Kale Pesto

    Mar 01, 2013 | 58 min
    Find out why some young girls are conflicted about selling Girl Scout cookies. Plus, Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen celebrates the pressure cooker.
  • Horse Meat Scandal; Canal House Cooks; History of the A'P

    Feb 22, 2013 | 58 min
    How did horse meat end up in frozen beef burgers in the UK? A journalist untangles the EU's complicated food web to find out. Plus, a history of the A&P.
  • Gail Simmons; Soul Food; the Flavors of Trinidad

    Feb 16, 2013 | 58 min
    "Top Chef" judge Gail Simmons talks about the food of her native Canada. Plus, a documentary filmmaker looks at the relationship between Soul Food and health.
  • Chinese New Year; Edible Aphrodisiacs; Eating Snake

    Feb 11, 2013 | 58 min
    Three food lovers share their ideas for celebrating Valentine?s Day. One chooses chocolate roses from the 99¢ Store, another opts for beef heart tartare.
  • Eastside v. Westside Eats; How to Order in Thai Restaurants

    Feb 03, 2013 | 28 min
    Are you an Eastsider or Westsider? Jonathan Gold dissects the dining culture on both sides of the LA River and highlights several restaurants worth driving for.
  • Power Lunching; Super Bowl Snacks; The CA Homemade Food Act

    Jan 26, 2013 | 58 min
    A health department inspector decodes the California Homemade Food Act. Plus, recipes for homemade Super Bowl snacks, and the art of the Hollywood power lunch.
  • Decoding the Japanese Supermarket, Zinfandel 101, Queso

    Jan 19, 2013 | 57 min
    A food writer and cookbook author explains how to shop for pantry staples in a Japanese supermarket. Plus, a short history and beginner?s guide to Zinfandel.
  • Hot Buttered Rum, A History of Peanut Butter, New FDA Rules

    Jan 12, 2013 | 58 min
  • Mark Bittman; Domestic Truffles; the Legacy of Cesar Chavez

    Jan 04, 2013 | 58 min
    How California truffle foragers use squirrels to help them find the prized mushrooms. Mark Bittman visits the Central Valley. Plus, the legacy of Cesar Chavez.
  • The Best of 'Good Food,' 2012 Edition

    Dec 29, 2012 | 58 min
    Highlights from this year including: the Google food program, barrel aged cocktails, the story of Dr. Kellogg, heritage grains and mint juleps.
  • Hangover Cures; Porchetta; Gluten-Free Holiday Baking

    Dec 22, 2012 | 58 min
    A scientist explains what food you should eat and what drinks you should avoid to lessen your chance of a hangover. Plus, a porchetta truck hits LA.
  • Best Cookbooks of 2012: Jerusalem, Burma, Faviken

    Dec 15, 2012 | 58 min
    A selection of the best cookbooks of 2012 including Yotam Ottolenghi's "Jerusalem," Naomi Duguid's "Burma: River of Flavors" and Susan Feniger's "Street Food."
  • Jelly Doughnuts, Cambodian Food, The Peruvian Pantry

    Dec 07, 2012 | 58 min
    A writer and comedian invents a hilarious Jewish Deli Zodiac inspired by the Chinese Zodiac. Instead of the Year of the Ox he creates the Year of the Lox.
  • April Bloomfield; Beer Week; Tex-Mex Comes to LA

    Nov 30, 2012 | 58 min
    Chef April Bloomfield defines the gastropub. Michael Ruhlman muses on professional cooking and Chef Josef Centeno previews his next restaurant concept, Tex-Mex.
  • The Science Show: Calories, Fermentation and Meat Patents

    Nov 30, 2012 | 55 min
    Why do onions make us cry? What causes a brain-freeze? Why is it harder to lose weight then gain weight? Food scientists weigh in on these vexing questions.
  • The Future of Street Food; Vegan Twinkies; Date History

    Nov 26, 2012 | 58 min
    Sidewalk food vendors are a mainstay in Los Angeles, but their operations are illegal. Now vendors are fighting to legalize and legitimize real street food.
  • Thanksgiving Edition: BBQ Turkey, Thomas Keller on Leftovers

    Nov 19, 2012 | 58 min
    This year why not cook your Thanksgiving turkey on the grill? A BBQ expert explains how. Chef Thomas Keller looks forward to Thanksgiving leftovers.
  • Gin; California's Foie Gras Ban; The Flavor of Cannabis

    Nov 12, 2012 | 58 min
    As California's foie gras ban nears, chefs and foie lovers wonder how it will be enforced. Plus, one chef infuses haute cuisine with the flavor of cannabis.
  • LA's Best Breakfast; Kellogg's Test Kitchen, The Spurtle

    Nov 11, 2012 | 58 min
    A reporter gets a glimpse of Kellogg's test kitchen. Jonathan Gold tells us his favorite breakfast haunts in Los Angeles; plus, find out what a spurtle is.
  • Restaurant Camp, Hoosier Pie, LA?s Best Soup Dumpling

    Nov 11, 2012 | 58 min
    Visit a summer camp where kids create their very own restaurant. A pie-lover discovers the regionality of American pie. Plus, LA?s best soup dumpling.
  • Matzoh Ball Gumbo, Kosher Prison Food, Copyrighting Recipes

    Nov 10, 2012 | 58 min
    Can you copyright a recipe? Plus, more and more inmates are requesting kosher meals in prison and a Southerner melds regional cooking with her Jewish heritage.
  • Breakfast Sandwiches; Scandia's Apple Cake; Oyster Tecture

    Nov 09, 2012 | 58 min
    Could oyster reefs ease flooding during the next hurricane? A landscape architect shares her vision. Plus, the breakfast sandwich gets a makeover.
  • Celebrating 15 Years of Evan Kleiman and 'Good Food'

    Nov 09, 2012 | 58 min
    Fifteen years ago this month, Evan Kleiman recorded her first interview as host of Good Food. Hear classic segments like Julia Child, Anthony Bourdain and Ruth Reichl.
  • Food Trucks in Paris; A New Dumpling Trend; Italian Salumi

    Nov 08, 2012 | 58 min
    Americans are taking over the Parisian food scene with food trucks serving hamburgers and casual restaurants where the highest compliment is "très Brooklyn."
  • Automats; The Seltzer Man; Food on the Next Mission to Mars

    Nov 08, 2012 | 58 min
    Revisit the bygone days of the automat and home seltzer delivery. Plus, find out what's on the menu for the next mission to Mars.
  • Haunted Restaurants; Foodie Halloween Costumes; Orange Wine

    Nov 08, 2012 | 58 min
    It's not too late to make your Halloween costume. A costume designer shares DIY food inspired costume ideas. Plus, discover LA's haunted restaurants and bars.
  • Proposition 37; Vandana Shiva; Agritourism in Hawaii

    Nov 08, 2012 | 57 min
    Proposition 37 would require the labeling of genetically modified food in California. Hear from those for and against Prop 37. Plus, can GMO's end world hunger?
  • Diet Fads; Seed Saving in the American South; Five Second Rule

    Oct 05, 2012 | 58 min
    Chef Sean Brock discusses his quest to revitalize heirloom varieties of rice and grain from the American South. Harold McGee dissects the five second rule.
  • California Homemade Food Act; Yerba Mate; Coffee Geeks

    Sep 28, 2012 | 58 min
    California home cooks can now launch a food business from their own home. Plus, a Paraguayan explains how to drink yerba maté like a local.
  • How to Shop at a Korean Grocery Store; Modern Gefilte Fish

    Sep 21, 2012 |
    Two chefs are giving gefilte fish a makeover this Passover. We decode the aisles of chile paste in a Korean grocery store. Plus, why this year's Farm Bill matters to you.
  • A Food Forest; Perfect Fondue; Nitrates in the Water

    Sep 14, 2012 |
    We know what a food desert is, but what about a food forest? Plus, tips on how to nail perfectly melted cheese, and a look at water contamination in Central California.
  • Oreo Turns 100; Irish Breakfast; History of the Tomato

    Sep 07, 2012 |
    Is the tomato a fruit or a vegetable? According to the Supreme Court, it's both. Plus, how to cook an Irish breakfast and a salute to the cookies you twist, lick and dunk.
  • The Secret Life of Lobsters; Finger Limes; Perfect Potato Chips

    Sep 07, 2012 | 58 min
    The secret life of lobsters is filled with soap opera worthy tales of sex and violence. Jonathan Gold finds his platonic ideal of a potato chip.
  • Brainaise; Irradiated Food; Eating in Boyle Heights

    Aug 31, 2012 |
    What happens when you mix brains and mayonnaise? Yup...brainaise! Could irradiation be the key to food safety? Plus, a walking food tour of Boyle Heights.
  • The Lunch Show: Dim Sum, Artful Bento Boxes, School Lunch

    Aug 31, 2012 | 58 min
    Japanese charaben - the art of the bento box. A school teacher eats school lunch for a year. Plus, discover the greatest deals for top notch lunch in LA.
  • Picky Eaters; LA's Best Eats, Should We Label GMO's?

    Aug 24, 2012 | 58 min
    Picky eaters rejoice, there is hope for overcoming your food phobias. Plus, should we label GMO's? Hear both sides of the debate on California's Proposition 37.
  • Beer and Bacon Caramel Corn; Bobotie Pie; Summer Wines

    Aug 17, 2012 | 29 min
    Chef Marcus Samuelsson describes a popular South African pie filled with lamb and spices. Jonathan Gold gushes over beer and bacon caramel corn.
  • Food and Disgust; Schnapps; How to Order Street Food

    Aug 17, 2012 | 58 min
    Do you find certain foods disgusting? A psychologist explains why. Schnapps finds a home in LA and a lesson on how to order street food.
  • Urban Farming in Detroit; Water Wars; Thai Food for Breakfast

    Aug 17, 2012 | 58 min
    Could Detroit be the next frontier of urban farming? With 40 square miles of vacant land it just might be. Plus, what phosphate free detergent is doing to your dishes.
  • County Fair Food, Alpaca Burgers, LA Food & Wine

    Aug 10, 2012 | 58 min
    Deep fried, wrapped in bacon or on a stick - discover the best of carnival food at the OC Fair. Plus, Jonathan Gold enjoys an alpaca burger in Downtown LA.
  • Is It Ethical to Eat Meat?; Welsh Rarebit; Foraging for Pie

    Aug 03, 2012 | 58 min
    Is it ethical to eat meat? A vegetarian and a carnivore weigh in. Jonathan Gold enjoys Welsh rarebit on Sunset Blvd and a forager makes wild elderberry pie.
  • Marcus Samuelsson; Eating on the Expo Line; Edible Packaging

    Jul 13, 2012 | 58 min
    Marcus Samuelsson shares his fascinating journey to becoming a professional chef. Plus, eating on the Expo Line and a new line of packaging that?s 100% edible.
  • Frito Pie; Nora Ephron; Why Adam Carolla Prefers Pie over Cake

    Jul 06, 2012 | 58 min
    Pie-A-Day is back! Find out why pie is a better value than cake, what makes crack pie so addicting and where Jonathan Gold goes for a slice of pie.
  • Spoon Tasting; Summer Cocktails; The History of the Fork

    Jun 29, 2012 | 58 min
    LA's top bartenders divulge their summer cocktail secrets. A spoon tasting uncovers how various metals pair with your food. Plus, the history of the fork.
  • How to Grill a Steak; Catalan Cuisine; Ketchup Leather

    Jun 15, 2012 | 58 min
    Prepare for Father's Day by learning how to grill the perfect steak, how to craft a proper Old Fashioned and even wow Dad with "ketchup leather" on his burger.
  • Vermouth; Quark; How to Be a Successful Restaurateur

    Jun 08, 2012 | 58 min
    Ever dreamed of owning a restaurant? Two pros explain what it takes to keep a restaurant relevant over time. Plus, quark! Learn what it is and how to make it.
  • LA's Cheap Eats; Raw Milk; Fortified Wine

    Jun 04, 2012 | 58 min
    Discover the best cheap eats in Los Angeles. Plus, the controversy over raw milk in California and a new look at fortified wine.
  • Sorghum; Community Ovens; A Perfect Daiquiri

    May 18, 2012 | 58 min
    A mixologist decodes the myriad styles and flavors of rum. Plus, a Southern chef's quest to save sorghum and a group of bread bakers build a community oven in LA.
  • The Origins of Sushi; Baking with Kids; Bacon Crackerjacks

    May 11, 2012 | 58 min
    What did sushi look like before refrigeration? What does the word sushi really mean? The answers may surprise you. Plus, embracing the mess when baking with kids.
  • Cinco de Mayo Special: How the Taco Conquered America

    May 04, 2012 | 58 min
    Was the taco as we know it invented in LA? Hear from the giants behind mega chains El Torito and Taco Bell as we trace the history of the taco in America.
  • Morels; Wild Fennel; The Future of Food Writing

    Apr 27, 2012 | 58 min
    Is there a future in food writing? An influential writer says yes, but it's not what it used to be. Plus, the hunt for morels and foraging for wild fennel in LA.
  • Cookbook Ghostwriters; Classic Menus; Linguistics of Food

    Apr 20, 2012 | 58 min
    Does it matter who authors a cookbook if the recipes work? Discover the secret life of a cookbook ghostwriter. Plus, soda versus pop, a linguist explains.
  • History of Ketchup; Homemade Mustard; Is White Bread Racist?

    Apr 13, 2012 | 58 min
    Find out why ketchup became America's favorite condiment. Learn how to make mustard at home. Plus, how race, war and politics created white bread.
  • Food at Coachella; Barrel Aged Cocktails; Crawfish Boil

    Apr 06, 2012 | 58 min
    Discover where and what to eat and drink at Coachella this year. What barrel aging can do to the flavor of a cocktail, and how to host a New Orleans-style crawfish boil.

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