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Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie

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

Food Charity Los Angeles

Food Forward Produce Pit Stop Increases Fight Against Hunger and Waste

When I last checked in on Food Forward, the organization was collecting 165,000 pounds of produce per week and feeding 1 million people per year. The non-profit started by organizing backyard fruit picks and...
Charcuterie Los Angeles

Decoding the L.A. Restaurant Scene: 20 Years Past and Future

I recently spoke to the Culinary Historians of Southern California at the LAPL Central Library. My talk, titled “Decoding the L.A. Restaurant Scene: 20 Years Past and Future” assessed the past two decades and...
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...