Culinary Hero: Paula Wolfert -
Evan Kleiman

There are a few people in the world of food and cooking who have the passion to immerse themselves into a culture and come away with the gems,  dishes hidden in homes and restaurants that are attached to old ways of life and to the hearts of the people who live more

Noe Montes Photographer
Cookbooks: The Anatomy of Creating Photography -
Evan Kleiman

Local Baker Roxana Jullapat is known in the community as not just a baker but a passionate organizer and supporter of local causes, schools and other chefs.  She's the kind of firebrand you want on your team.  The one who hears an idea and without a beat is asking when more

The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook
Cookbook: The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook -
Evan Kleiman

Fried Cauliflower Frittata Rhubarb Blintzes Green Pea Schnitzel topped with a fried egg Beefsteak from Fresh Mushrooms These sound like dishes you might find from a contemporary chef using the farmers markets to re-tool heavy Eastern European dishes.  But no, they were published in 1938 by teacher and restaurant owner more

Evan's pics for Baking Books 2014
Cookbooks Faves of 2014: Baking -
Evan Kleiman

The  most robust cookbook category this year is Baking.  Here are some of my favorites.  I should say that in my opinion each of these books will become classics that last. Huckleberry by Zoe Nathan and Laurel If you live in LA you’ve eaten there. What more is there to say? more

making doughnuts
National Doughnut Day: A Belated Celebration -
Evan Kleiman

The trade group food holiday thing is kind of nuts.  Every month hosts multiple "celebrations", every day is an excuse to focus on yet another food.  As if we needed an excuse.  I'm surprised a younger Morgan Spurlock hasn't attempted to eat his/her way through a year of said trade more