Nik Sharma’s journey, ‘Now & Again,’ and doomsday prepping
Nik Sharma represents a new vanguard of personal stories being told in food media. Julia Turshen shares some tips about spending time with loved ones during the holidays. We also delve into the lesser-known traditions of Hanukkah and learn how to prep for the apocalypse with the chefs of Joe Beef.
Yotam Ottolenghi finds joy in simplicity
Israeli-British chef Yotam Ottolenghi is back with a collection of simple recipes, and home cooks have never been happier. Meanwhile, two professors trace the history of halal food. Anissa Helou paints a colorful portrait of the flavors of North Africa and the Middle East in “Feast.” Dining options in South LA are diversifying with a new all-day cafe. Plus: guavas and cocktails are a match at the market.
‘The Final Table’, NYC food delivery, and a waffle quest
Still recovering from Thanksgiving? Relax with some bingeable television. Andrew Knowlton of Netflix’s “The Final Table” reflects on filming the star-studded cooking competition show. We also explore the often unseen world of food delivery men in New York, and we discover if LA’s waffle scene stacks up to one legendary “hippie waffle.”
Good Food’s Thanksgiving tips
Evan Kleiman and Dorie Greenspan answer your questions about making a memorable Thanksgiving meal. Culinary technologist Dave Arnold is bringing his Thanksgiving hacks to the potluck, too. There’s a new film in theaters about a chef prodigy named Flynn McGarry. Plus: Los Angeles pie queen Nicole Rucker dishes on her holiday treats.
Soul food, from Tennessee to Israel
Carla Hall wants readers to celebrate the difference between southern food and soul food with her new cookbook. Home cook Timothy Pakron is southern and vegan? James Beard Award-winner Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook have brought back soulful recipes and stories from their trips to Israel. Plus: the L.A. Kitchen and the Santa Monica Farmers Market announce some bittersweet endings.