Speaking – Sharing Knowledge + Inspiration

I’ve been carrying on an in depth conversation with the people that matter in the food world for over fifteen years. I would be delighted to continue this conversation with you and your audience. After conducting over 6000 interviews from my base at KCRW’s award winning radio program Good Food, I’m available to take it on the road.

My global point of view was created over the years as a staggering number of subjects found their way into these conversations.  It’s allowed me to see connections that can be hilarious or preposterous, problematic or profound, and always interesting.

Types of Engagements

  • Moderate Speaking Panels
  • Author Interviews
  • Inspirational lectures
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Combination lecture – cooking demo


  • Organic or Local?  Omnivore or Vegetarian?  Pastured or Farm Fresh?  How would you like to eat?  What’s involved in what you do eat?  The good, the bad, the ugly and the choices we must all make.  My most popular lecture.  It’s a gentle walk down the decision tree of eating choices.
  • Cooking, The Path with Soul
  • The Los Angelena becomes L’Italiana and creates a food centered life
  • Food LIteracy:  The ABCs should include apple pie, baked beans, and cheese.  Teaching kids about the natural world and their place in it through food education.
  • Is Blueberry your Inner Pie? How I found myself making a Pie-a-Day
  • The importance of Listening in a world where the attention span of a gnat is becoming the norm. Why Radio is making a big comeback through the theater of Sound

Evan’s Speaking Videos

For the full archive of interviews Evan has conducted over the years, with such food world luminaries as Michael Pollan, Tom Collicchio, Jacques Pepin, Julia Child, Padma Lakshmi, Nigella Lawson, Jamie Oliver, visit this link.

Just of a few of the people I’ve interviewed over the years:

  • Dan Barber
  • Michael Pollan
  • Mark Bittman
  • Tracy McMillan
  • Raj Patel
  • Vandana Shiva
  • Eric Schlosser
  • Tom Colicchio
  • Michael Romano
  • Bobby Flay
  • Gail Simmons
  • Danny Meyer
  • Jacques Pepin
  • Julia Child
  • Roy Choi
  • Kim Severson
  • Amanda Hesser
  • Ruth Reichl
  • Madhur Jaffrey
  • Eric Schlosser
  • Mario Batali
  • Patricia Wells
  • Chris Kimball
  • James Oseland
  • Fergus Henderson
  • Heston Blumenthal
  • Jose Andres
  • Alton Brown
  • Ted Allen
  • Nancy Silverton
  • Suzanne Goin
  • Alice Waters
  • Vinnie and Jon of Animal
  • Daniel Boulud
  • Eric Ripert
  • Grant Achatz
  • Ilan Hall
  • Matsaharu Morimoto