Kate Leahy and Ara Zada explore the nuances of Armenian lavash. Thalassa Skinner is a master of cheese boards. Plus: the wine industry looks inward as a top sommelier is accused of sexual misconduct.
Oaxaca, endangered bananas, and fake Tommy’s
Bricia Lopez and Javier Cabral team up to tell the story of Guelaguetza, LA’s most storied Oaxacan restaurant. Meanwhile, bananas are in the crosshairs of a deadly fungus. Can genetic science come to the rescue?
David Chang, food festivals, and lasagna
David Chang has made a remarkable pivot into food media over the past couple years, as seen in his latest Netflix show. Plus: food writer Hanna Raskin’s investigation of food festivals. Also, we’re celebrating World Pasta Day with Garfield’s favorite layered pasta dish.
Gaijin cooking, Tex-Mex origins, and oregano
Sometimes the “inauthentic” can lead to delicious results. Just ask Ivan Orkin and Chris Ying about Japanese diner food. Chef Josef Centeno says Tex-Mex is premised on inauthenticity. Also, Patricia Escárcega visits a taquero who’s incorporating his Cambodian heritage into his food.
Favreau and Choi: A Match Made in the Kitchen
The friendship between director Jon Favreau and chef Roy Choi creates space for authenticity and discovery in “The Chef Show.” Plus, a hit YouTube show celebrates the Italian grannies making pasta by hand. We’re also talking about baking perfect pan pizza at home. Meanwhile, Bill Addison lets the good times roll at Bon Temps.