The photo above is from author and illustrator Stacy Michelson's Eat This Book, a collection of food investigations to entertain and enlighten food nerds and eaters of all ages. Check out our deep dive into her work which covers history, nomenclature, taste, usage, and more with her exuberant drawings that bring the subjects to life. We will always love Stacy for her work on behalf of the station (tote bag and blanket) and the fact that in 2017 she illustrated every single Good Food show. A work of extreme generosity.
It’s the second week of the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims around the world gather together to fast and reflect. Chef Anas Atassi shares ways he is breaking the fast in another year of limited gatherings.
Founder of SÜPRMARKT, Olympia Auset says the term “food desert” is an occurrence of nature and a more appropriate phrase is “food apartheid,” which gives agency for change. She discusses the dearth of healthy food options in South LA a seemingly intractable problem she is determined to solve with a community of stakeholders.
Carmen Dianne and Kara Still were catalyzed by the pandemic to create Prosperity Market, a roving farmer’s market to uplift Black businesses.
This week's "In the Weeds" introduces us to Bita Rabhan who shares the story of her aunts’ immigration from Iran in the 1980s and their takeover of beloved institution Vienna Pastry. They need community support to relocate.
Finally, LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison delivers his recommendations for LA pizza. In my experience pizza makes everything better.
I had my first in-person visit sitting on a friend's couch for a most needed hit of in-person friendship. It was divine. God, I missed hugs.