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.
Our favorite food stories of 2019
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.
Holiday tamales, a tuber revival, fighting food waste
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. Plus: an organization fighting food waste and hunger at the same time.
LA Times 101, American cuisine, women on food
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. Plus: a look at the surprising connections that take you from one recipe to another.
2019 Gift Guide: Books and Beyond
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. Plus: chef Jet Tila joins us to discuss the closure of his family’s Bangkok Market after 47 years in LA.