Good Food

Reviews For Good Food

I have been listening to this podcast for well over 10 years and it remains one of my weekly treats that I look forward to every Saturday. As a person interested in everything food, from producing it to eating it, the podcast curates topics that are always current and pertinent. Evan is a great conversationalist, her questions are always thoughtful and on point which makes for an engaging and enjoyable listen. Highly highly recommended.
"Good Food" is one of my favorite podcasts because it showcases how food - it's origins, variety, meanings, and the influence of those who prepare it - impacts our lives on multiple levels. Evan Kleiman is perfect as host not only due to her passion for and knowledge of the subject matter, but also because she is a skillful, engaged interviewer. This is why"Good Food" remains at the top of my playlist rotation.
There’s a reason this has been around for so long. Evan Kleinman is an LA treasure as much as her friend Jonathan Gold. Both never put themselves before their subjects unlike other podcasters who barely let their guests get a word in. She asks the questions you are thinking about, her subject matter is thoughtful and entertaining and her laugh should be marketed to replace all mood enhancers. This review is long overdue. Good food amd Evan have been improving my world for years. (No I am not a relative. 😊)
I've been listening to this show for 15 years and it's consistently great. It's not a cooking show, it's a show about food, where it comes form, who grows it, who cooks it, who eats it, and why. But be warned, if you don't live in SoCal, listening to the Santa Monica Farmer's Market report in the dead of winter can be torture, hearing about all the lovely fresh fruit (or the tomatoes!). I will really miss Johnathan Gold's segments.
Started listening to this amazing podcast about six months ago. Now this has become an integral part of my everyday commute from work to home. Have finished listening to all the available episodes recently and will keep listening to it every week now. It’s really hard to find such great radio presenters these days like Evan Kleiman. It’s very informative and well designed program that you would instantly like and keep listening. Even thought I am from Northern California but my love has grown more towards LA after listening to this podcast.
Evan Kleinman gets better and better with her interviews and topics covered. The show doesn't shy away from difficult issues that resonate all over the country, not just California. Her tributes this year to Jonathan Gold and Anthony Bourdain are wonderful. thank you KCRW
Would be better if she stuck to articles about food and left out the politics.
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.