This conversation with Evan Kleiman is a breath of fresh air, covering the practices and perspectives that sustain Evan’s regenerative, equitable, and of course, delicious approach to preparing a meal. The perspectives offered honor the transformative role that food can play in a complex social landscape, honoring each and every part of the food system.
More about Evan Kleiman:
Evan Kleiman is a Culinary Multitasker ™. Former longtime chef-restaurateur-cookbook author, Evan has been the host of KCRW’s Good Food for over 25 years.
After living in and exploring Italy and its food culture at age 17, Evan graduated from UCLA with a degree in Italian Literature and Film. She founded the beloved Angeli Caffe in 1984, has published six cookbooks, and has hosted over 6000+ interviews with KCRW’s Good Food, received the Best Audio Series award from the IACP in 2012. Evan was inducted into the James Beard Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America in 2017.
A member of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council and founder of LA’s Slow Food Chapter, Evan incorporates the social, human, political, and environmental aspects into her discussions of food. She looks forward to many more years of conversation with people who inhabit every part of the food system. Keep an eye out for her writing on Substack, “Evan’s Food Thoughts”.