Photo of Panang beef curry from Kris Yenbamroong’s Night + Market cookbook by Marcus Nilsson.
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During her five years as restaurant critic for LA Weekly, Besha Rodell had the enviable job of dining at the city’s latest and greatest establishments, all while getting paid to give her opinion. She’s now left the job to move back home to Melbourne, Australia. Before Rodell made the move, we asked how LA’s culinary landscape changed during her time as critic.
Fall is upon us, which means apples are in season now at Los Angeles farmers markets. Laura Avery talks favorite varieties with David Wilcox, chef and owner of Journeymen in Atwater Village, and finds out what kinds of apples Mike Cirone is growing at See Canyon Ranch in San Luis Obispo.
Photo of honeycrisp apples by Amit Gupta.
Photo of pescado parrillero at Rosaliné by Carla Choy.
Rosaliné: 8479 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069 | (323) 297-9500
In his new Night + Market cookbook, Kris Yenbamroong gives us insight into his family’s rich culinary history. Yenbamroong runs the wildly popular Thai restaurants Night + Market and Night + Market Song in Los Angeles. Find his recipe for Panang beef curry on our blog.
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