Good Food

Reviews For Good Food

So I am from Boston. It doesn’t matter. Their still lots to learn for this foodie when hearing of the LA food scene. You are keeping me sane when I choose this podcast over he news of the day.
Good, not great. “Splendid Table” is certainly better, but I appreciate the conversation on the way food is entwined within our cultures. There’s a lack of interesting food podcasts, so I’m glad I found it. The real negative here— the way she says “culinary”. I don’t get it.
Always love the show and download every week even. This week’s revisit of Jonathan Gold’s ‘Straight Out of Compton’ review completely blew me away. I’ve never heard rap being talked about in such a poetic and painterly way. Hearing the review read over the track was beautiful—if only it could’ve been Jonathan reading it. Thanks again for the wonderful and touching work.
If you're going to have a white guy report on Asian food, at least get your ethnicities straight. Bonchon is Korean and not Japanese. I'm offended by your choice of who to report and his inability to get the basics right / missed editing. Don't write about Chinese food if you can't bother to have one Asian person on staff who could have pointed out the mistake
I look forward to listening to Evan Kleiman every week. She has so much joy in her voice and is an excellent interviewer. I learn so much about what’s going on in Southern California cuisine- they do weekly reports from the farmers markets, interview chefs, and talk with Jonathan Gold about his latest restaurant reviews. But I also learn about what’s happening in food and restaurant culture throughout America. Evan discuss the latest cookbooks, water and agricultural issues, and the latest political issues relating to food and food systems. The farm bill episodes were particularly enlightening. Each show is full of diverse stories.


By tlp
I look forward to every episode of this podcast. It is informative and interesting in a mellow and enjoyable way. Evan’s style is warm yet intelligent. I love the Jonathon Gold segments as well.
I love Evan’s comprehensive approach to food and culture, examining both individual recipes and restaurants, and the bigger issues in our society today. Each week is full of excellent stories and conversations around food and beyond.
Her voice is soothing and intelligent. I love her insight.
Evan is brilliant and this show is so smart and just an absolute must each week.
I don’t even live on the West Coast and I listen to this podcast the moment it drops. Wonderful interviews, great food ideas and also I learn things such as about farm worker rights. It entertains and education - food for the soul and mind. Thank you!
I love this show but the social commentary is underdeveloped. How can you talk about survival wages, sexual harassment, and not Women of Color. Ezra you need more wocs on your show
Evan is amazingly knowledgeable and talks to her guests as a peer, which is how they treat her as well. I always learn a lot from this show.
this show has great flavor. it showcases a diversity of voices and food, exploring all levels from farm to table and beyond. it touches on the usual restaurant reviews and food trends but also government regulation and migrant labor. highly recommended.


Although I don't cook at all I look forward to listening to your podcast weekly for the social insights it has regarding food/culture. Keep up the good work!
I love Evan and everything she does. Her show is fabulous, and she’s seemingly given a whole lot more to the LA food scene than it ever had the grace to give her. Her interviews around food politics and production inform my cooking and shopping all of the time. Would be nice to hear less of Jonathan Gold, though. His egalitarian roots aren’t as obvious as they used to be, and it sometimes tips the show into feeling more precious and upscale than it means to be.
Always a great show. Every, single week!
This show always has an interesting and sometimes quirky lineup of topics. It covers serious stuff like nutrition, food policy and livestock conditions, but it's not afraid to have fun and tackle more offbeat and frivolous things too. Evan Kleiman handles it all perfectly.
I stumbled upon this food cast about a year ago and have loved it ever since. Yes, as an East Coaster myself, it may be a bit regional, but many of the main stories featured each podcast are the kinds of conversations we should be having throughout the country. You’re the best, Evan!
I love listening to this podcast - even though I live on the East Coast. One of my favorites...
Not the best food podcast, the best podcast of any type. Well produced, timely and thought provoking material every week. The release of the podcast is the highlight of my week.
I've been listening to Good Food for years and it just keeps getting better.
Fantastic podcast! I listen every week. Evan is the best.
True story...
If you want to stay ahead of the curve with your foodie friends, you should listen to this...
Hipper than splendid table and more polished than most of the other food shows, Evan has remained my fav year after year. She is a gem of the food world and LA should be proud she's a local.
This is my favorite food show of the several I listen to. It's well produced and I get inspiration from farmer's market segment. Evan is masterful with her interviewing.
Great interviews, commentary. A really diverse and thought provoking set of topics. A little too much time spent on the local farmers market segment, but it is an LA based podcast.
I can't believe there are only 27 reviews! Great show. I have listened for 2 years now and have made quite a few recipes from the show. The tequila sweet potatoes and the onion bread pudding were over the top, for me. I have learned a great deal about sustainable eating. Always what's in season and as best as I can possibly afford, organic and local. The show is entertaining and educational. I highly recommend listening to the program. Good food rocks!
Lots to learn from Evan! She makes my mouth water over the radio and that's tough to do. Thanks and keep up the great shows!
This show continues to be my favorite food podcast for all things food. Evan is not only articulate, but informative on what's new and newsworthy. As a culinary instructor, its nice to have another source of foodie news besides magazines and TV. Perfect for the commute. I appreciate all of the time and effort put into what is done here. Please continue the great work.
Fresh, wonderful and full of inspiration!! I love it. I love it.....and I live right smack in the center of the midwest. When I say there is not one dull or negative moment on not one of the upbeat episodes I have heard so far, I mean it. My 'other' favorite foodie podcast which went totally negative and continually harps on the bad economy in every possible manner. The last straw for me came when the host asked if artesian cheese makers need to charge so much money!!? Good luck "Good Food." Stay happy and upbeat ; -)
On a hard search for decent and good material on food I stumbled upon this podcast. Skeptical that it was done in California (me being big on locality, and from upstate New York) I took a chance and have been rewarded week in and week out. The information and insight provided is for everyone, east coast or west coast. Great interviews, relative information, and a chance to learn and be entertained is what we are looking for in podcasts, this one offers all of that and more.
Never knew that teaching students to slaughter animals themselves was such a noble idea!! How about teaching students to prepare meals which do not involve cruelty? It was simply disgusting to hear both the host and the guest of this show so admiring animal slaughters. Try putting yourself in those animals' shoes for once and see if your heart is warm and humane enough to change.
I listen every week. Am ex-Californian living in New England. Happy to be here, but miss there and love getting the farmers market 411. And the info and inspiration is still well-suited to life here in the frozenish North. Thanks for the hard work it takes to this this, Evan and colleagues! My family thanks you too--they've gotten a few more pies than they otherwise would have.
You don't have to live in L.A. to enjoy this wide-ranging food podcast, or to relish Evan Kleiman's relish for good food. Please keep up the good work, we're listening!
I started listening to the KCRW Good Food podcast to drool over the Farmer's Market Report in Frozen Minnesota. Now, the whole show is my absolute favorite podcast of the week. Evan Kleiman has such a wonderful joy-filled voice, I can't help but feel good when I listen to her.
I've enjoyed Evan Kleiman's delightful insights, guests and the weekly visits to the local farmer's market for well over a year now. Although I like to think I'm a great cook I have learned many delightful techniques and tips from this show. I have no reservations whatsover saying that this is the BEST Foodie show available on iTunes bar none! I only wish there were more shows of this caliber out there.
Aside from the overly specific Farmers Market report atthe beginning of every episode this podcast is by far the best foodcast on ITunes. The articles are always interesting, the technical quility is A #1 and Evan is throuroughly likable. Also the Gold Standard dining reccomendations, while again being pretty spacific to LA greater, are always funny and will make you seek out new styles and tastes in your own greater town.
the show is geared for local eating--around southern CA mostly--for people who want to find little gems of eateries near where they live. for that, the show is very informative; i love the interviews with jonathan gold (LA Weekly), who, after hearing the interview segment, will make you hungry. in fact, i try not to listen to the show when i'm hungry. my only gripe, if i had to have one, is that some of the interviews are far too short and seems to skip too many details. but overall, evan keliman is the perfect host.
If you're a foodie, you need to listen to this podcast. Each week has a diversity of topics. Evan presents them very well. I find this "foodie" podcast to be very interesting. I'm addicted! :)
I live on the East Coast, but listen to Good Food religiously. Great food info and interviews. The restaurant reviews are the only thing too regional to be very useful, but Johnathan Gold makes those a worthwhile listen, even if you will never go to LA. Strangely enough, even the market report from the farmers market excites my imagination and keeps me connected to the seasonal harvests which, when you're talking about CA, will end up in every supermarket in the country anyway (even if they're not the spectacular varieties described). Easily one of the best food shows in any media.
I love this show. Although I live in Chicago I really enjoy hearing the market report, I always get a great seasonal idea/ recipe. Evan is a wonderful guide in the food world. Yes, she's LA based but she covers a wide variety of information and focuses on trying to live, shop, cook and eat in a sustainable lifestyle.
This is a podcast about food....what other coast?


Love the farmers market piece that each show starts out with. I learn so much about what to do with vegetables that are in season. Great topics, with a wide range of issues and ideas. I just love it.
More for bona fide lefties than bona fide food-lovers. Not a lot of actual cooking and preparation info. This show is definitely not up to "Splendid Table" standards, but it is a decent facsimile and worth listening to. The market report is occasionally interesting (I suppose even more so if you lived in CA). The stories are either totally awesome or rather boring.
I would really like this podcast if I lived on the West Coast. I don't. I live on the East Coast. I would like to hear a more diversified show that includes New England or at least the other Coast.
After years of listening to the Splendid Table, I never thought I would find a better program on food, but I was wrong. Good Food is not only the best podcast on all things culinary, but is perhaps the best radio program available on the subject. I have learned so much, not just from Evan and her guests, but from Laura Avery and the market report, which introduces all of the best items appearing in Southern CA farmer's markets. A must download!
Evan's voice is so soothing and pleasant to listen to. And what interesting guests! Great, great show.
BUT It will not play on my ipod for some reason whenever I try to play only this podcast the whole thing resets I do listen to it on my ibook and it is great!!!!!