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Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

Book Food

I Wrote a Book! “History is Delicious” Makes Global Food Connections

“History is Delicious” showcases flavorful building blocks from different global cuisines. I share short stories about representative dishes from 18 different countries and also include fun chapters like Dumplings of the World, Noodles of...
Bakery Los Angeles

Los Angeles Flatbreads Worth Seeking from the Middle East and Caucasus

I moved closer to Glendale right before COVID-19 shut down California. This brought me closer to L.A.’s highest concentration of flatbreads from the Caucasus and Middle East, which I’ve enjoyed for 20 years, but...
Chef Los Angeles

Los Angeles Food People During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Food people are remarkably resilient. Even a pandemic can’t dissuade chefs and restaurateurs from feeding people, whether that’s in a restaurant, from home or a parking lot. Through the COVID-19 crisis, I still encountered...
Vegetables

Top Los Angeles Carrot Cake

Sure carrots are great. The root vegetables available in colors like orange, yellow and purple supposedly help to bolster your eyesight and cardiovascular fitness. Still, instead of downing boring sticks or juice, step your...
Chef California

Interview: Chef Nick Balla (COAST Big Sur Cafe)

Chef Nick Balla has Central European heritage and specializes in sustainable, seasonal food, bread baking and preservation. He built an impressive career in San Francisco and is best known for his work at Bar...
Chinese Food San Francisco

Great Takeout Options to Share With Your Roommates in 10 U.S. Cities

Now that we’re eight months into a pandemic and people are no doubt burned-out on home cooking, it’s time to consider tantalizing family-style dishes and desserts from restaurants to share with your roommates (and...