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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 food- and history-fueled stories and some must-try dishes from 18 different countries and also include fun chapters like Table Settings...
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...
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Which Closed Restaurants Do L.A. Chefs and Food Writers Miss Most?

I’ve been feeling nostalgic and asked prominent people in the L.A. food world to answer one question: “Which closed L.A. restaurant do you miss most and why?” Learn what eight lifelong Angelenos had to...
Dumplings Los Angeles

Why Food Writers Must Stop Promoting “Cheap” Eats

It’s imperative that editors and writers stop describing food as “cheap eats.” Most of the time, they’re stigmatizing culinary contributions from immigrant cultures. Avoid such indignities and these family-run and indie restaurants stand a...
Jamaican Food Los Angeles

Restaurant Problems That Need to Disappear

Considering that I dine at restaurants 2-3 times per day, certain patterns emerge. Not every impression relates to the food or drink before me. I also gain insights into how restaurants and cafés function....