Russ Parsons is the editor of the Los Angeles Times' food section. He and Evan agree that the most notable food trend of 2010 is the food truck and the new restaurant genres (food trucks, pop-ups). Russ' favorite book is As Always Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto.
Deborah Krasner is the author of Good Meat:The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat
Read his review and see pictures at the L.A. Weekly website.
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All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Chef Joachim Splichal of The Patina Group and Patina restaurant, celebrates this season with black truffles from France. He shaves black truffles on a salad or in a risotto. They are hosting two dinners on January 11 & 12 at Patina featuring the black truffle. Recipes from Patina for the black truffle are here.
Mud Creek Ranch has loads of citrus coming into the market, says farmer Robin Smith. The started their season with tangerines and coming in are the grapefruits and oranges.