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Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie

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

Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Mei Lin (Nightshade)

I first became aware of Mei Lin when she joined the 2014 Eater Young Guns class. At the Culver City tasting event to celebrate that year’s winners, she served a knockout congee that was...
Food Writer Los Angeles

Interview: Author, TV Personality + Podcaster Simon Majumdar

Noted British-born storyteller Simon Majumdar continues his mission to “Go Everywhere. Eat Everything.” He started a popular blog called Dos Hermanos with brother Robin in 2005, which propelled him to prominence. Since then, he’s...
Chefs Los Angeles

Interview: Restaurateur Michael McCarty on 40 Years of Michael’s Santa Monica

Michael McCarty opened Michael’s Santa Monica in 1979, helping to signal the rise of seasonal California cuisine, which predated the debut of the nearby Santa Monica Farmers Market by two years. He followed that...
Pastry Chef Los Angeles

Interview: pastry chef Margarita Manzke (République + Sari Sari Store)

Margarita Manzke grew up in Manila and first stepped behind a stove at age 7. Despite an early baking experiment that earned jeers from her brothers, she persisted and attended the revered Culinary Institute...
Restaurateurs Los Angeles

Interview: Zoe Nathan + Josh Loeb on Huckleberry 10-Year Anniversary

The seeds for Huckleberry Bakery & Café sprouted in 2008 when pastry chef Zoe Nathan and restaurateur husband Josh Loeb started serving Saturday Morning Breakfasts at sister restaurant Rustic Canyon. Her father would make...
Beach Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Food Worth Seeking

Santa Barbara is an idyllic coastal city that resides just 90 miles north of Los Angeles, near one of the world’s great wine and produce growing regions. The city has roots with Native Americans...