I adore Evan Kleiman’s Good Food show on KCRW, Los Angeles’s public radio station—and not just because it was one of the inspirations behind Saturday Night Live’s classic Delicious Dish sketches. Come on—you remember Alec Baldwin’s Schweddy Balls, right?


Thanks to my subscription to the Good Food podcast on iTunes, I regularly listen to Evan dig into the very best of food culture. Along with The Splendid Table, Evan’s show represents the very best of food journalism on the radio.

And happily, Henry and I pop up on today’s edition of Good Food to talk with Evan about Paleo! 

Did you miss it? Never fear—you can listen to our segment here:

We don’t talk about balls of any sort, and they edited out my comment about farts, but it’s well worth a listen—especially if you’ve ever wondered what Henry and I sound like. We had an absolute blast chatting with Evan.

Plus, Good Food just posted on its website an exclusive recipe from our cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans: Cavolini al Forno! Go take a gander.


My one regret about the interview: Going in, my singular goal was to sign off with “it’s been a pleasure” at the end of the interview—mostly because I’ve heard tons of NPR guests finish with that line. In my experience, no one in real life ever says that, but it always sounded polished and smart on the radio.

And so, in the days leading up to our appearance, I practiced in the shower, in the kitchen, and in the car as we drove to the radio station. “It’s been a pleasure. It’s been a pleasure. It’s been a pleasure.” But when my big moment came, I stumbled through those four simple words.

“Yeah…it was…it’s, uh, been a…a pleasure.”

I should’ve stuck with “Bababooey to you all.”

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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