Kiyoshi Hayakawa

In Which I Get My Own Column

As of October 2015, the Chronicle’s food section has given me control of a column, “Forager,” which appears three weeks out of four. My mandate at the paper is to cover the intersection of food and culture — a broad task — and so “Forager”…

Burma Superstar tea leaf salad

A few of my recent pieces

In the midst of tracking down the origins of brewers’ yeast and baking numerous loaves of whole wheat bread, I have also written a few articles: Rainbow Grocery Turns 40 (SF Chronicle). San Francisco’s largest collectively owned worker enterprise, as…

I'm writing a book

I’m writing a book

I’m thrilled to announce that William Morrow has agreed to publish my book, Hippie Food: How Longhairs, Revolutionaries and Back-to-the-Landers Changed the Way We Eat. I have spent the past 15 years exploring the intersection of food and culture, from regional Chinese specialties newly appearing in…

Meal sharing websites Jonathan Kauffman

On the Radio

January 2015 was my month to pontificate. For the January 31 episode of KCRW’s Good Food, Evan Kleiman interviewed me about meal-sharing websites, underground dinners for the Uber age. (You can read my November 2014 article on the phenomenon here.) I also drank beer and talked…