Roy Choi’s Broken Bread, the catering biz, and Taqueando
With his new TV show, Roy Choi’s on a mission to spotlight both the broken and beautiful sides of Los Angeles. Plus an insider’s look at the world of high-end catering, and a new taco fest arrives in LA.
Samin Nosrat, Ramadan food traditions, and eating goat
This week we’re revisiting conversations with recent James Beard winners, including Samin Nosrat on her hit Netflix show “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.” Plus LA Times restaurant critic Patricia Escárcega visits Anaheim to try a selection of Mexico City antojitos.
LA’s “Bar Chef,” storied Mexican restaurants, and saving citrus
Cinco de Mayo is around the corner, so we’re looking at the sometimes complicated history of Mexican food in LA. Also, Evan talks to “Bar Chef” Christiaan Rollich, and Elisa Callow explores LA’s Eastside for culinary inspiration. Plus: the race to save California citrus from disease.
Pie memories, private chefs, and Laura’s goodbye
This week we’re gearing up for KCRW’s 10th Annual Pie Contest by talking to the authors of “The New Pie” and chef Sherry Yard. Plus anecdotes about the secret world of private chefs, and Michael’s in Santa Monica celebrates 40 years. Finally, we bid Laura Avery a fond farewell.
Plant-based burgers, Uyghur food, and the incredible egg
Lent comes to an end this weekend, so we’re looking at two stars of the meat-free burger craze: the Superiority Burger and the Beyond Meat patty. Plus Bill Addison checks out a Uyghur restaurant, and LA Times Food editor Peter Meehan joins with a preview of the upcoming LA Food Bowl.