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When Jonathan Gold passed away in July, there was an outpouring of grief and gratitude across the city, particularly among chefs.

LA chefs remember Jonathan Gold

When Jonathan Gold passed away in July, there was an outpouring of grief and gratitude across the city, particularly among chefs.

Chef   Thomas Ortega   calls his culinary style “pocho cuisine,” implying a seamless relationship between his American and Mexican influences.

Chef Thomas Ortega’s take on fast-casual “pocho cuisine”

Chef Thomas Ortega calls his culinary style “pocho cuisine,” implying a seamless relationship between his American and Mexican influences.

This Sunday, July 21 marks the one-year anniversary of Jonathan Gold's passing.   Amy Scattergood   was one of the late restaurant critic's collaborators at the   LA Times  .

One year after Jonathan Gold

This Sunday, July 21 marks the one-year anniversary of Jonathan Gold's passing. Amy Scattergood was one of the late restaurant critic's collaborators at the LA Times .

Eater just released its long awaited list of   best new restaurants   in the country.

Eater releases its standout new restaurants—and two are from LA

Eater just released its long awaited list of best new restaurants in the country.

Josh Pressman and Jihee Kim are the chefs and partners behind   Dandi ,  a tasting menu experience in Koreatown’s Hotel Normandie.

Santa Monica Farmers Market is teeming with fresh corn

Josh Pressman and Jihee Kim are the chefs and partners behind Dandi , a tasting menu experience in Koreatown’s Hotel Normandie.

Lawry’s The Prime Rib   is an LA institution, and it’s celebrating its 80 years by doing something such institutions are not especially known for: changing.   
  Lawry’s chief…

How Lawry’s is changing after 80 years in the business

Lawry’s The Prime Rib is an LA institution, and it’s celebrating its 80 years by doing something such institutions are not especially known for: changing.  Lawry’s chief…

LA Times restaurant critic   Bill Addison   joins to discuss Northern Thai Food Club in Thai Town, a 12-seat restaurant where chef-owner “Nancy” Amphai Dunne is turning out   regional…

Big flavors at Northern Thai Food Club in Thai Town

LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison joins to discuss Northern Thai Food Club in Thai Town, a 12-seat restaurant where chef-owner “Nancy” Amphai Dunne is turning out regional…

Grace Young is an award-winning author of books like “ Breath of the Wok ” that demystify the art of wok cookery.

Grace Young is here to be your wok therapist

Grace Young is an award-winning author of books like “ Breath of the Wok ” that demystify the art of wok cookery.

Blenheim apricots are a beloved Californian fruit, though  orchards have been in decline for years   .

Blenheim apricots are a treasure worth preserving

Blenheim apricots are a beloved Californian fruit, though orchards have been in decline for years .

The restaurant business is tough, but the food media world can be just as precarious in many ways.

Food media pioneer Ed Levine reflects on a career as a “Serious Eater”

The restaurant business is tough, but the food media world can be just as precarious in many ways.

The repertoire of Thai cooking is full of incredibly delicious noodle dishes. From the brothy to the pan-fried, they’re the stuff of cravings.

Recreating Pok Pok’s classic noodle dishes at home

The repertoire of Thai cooking is full of incredibly delicious noodle dishes. From the brothy to the pan-fried, they’re the stuff of cravings.

Stone fruit season is in full effect, which for many Angelenos means plenty of time spent standing over the sink eating juicy peaches or nectarines.

Angelenos, rejoice. Stone fruit is here.

Stone fruit season is in full effect, which for many Angelenos means plenty of time spent standing over the sink eating juicy peaches or nectarines.

Madhur Jaffrey   is a James Beard Hall of Famer who’s written some of the most seminal cookbooks about Indian food in the Western world.

Madhur Jaffrey says the Instant Pot is your friend

Madhur Jaffrey is a James Beard Hall of Famer who’s written some of the most seminal cookbooks about Indian food in the Western world.

In 2012, pastry chef   Nicole Rucker   dazzled KCRW’s Pie Contest judges, taking home first place in the best fruit, crust, and savory categories, plus “Best in Show.”   
  These…

'Pie queen’ Nicole Rucker’s loving ode to baking with fruit

In 2012, pastry chef Nicole Rucker dazzled KCRW’s Pie Contest judges, taking home first place in the best fruit, crust, and savory categories, plus “Best in Show.”  These…

Anaheim’s Little Arabia district is a haven for some of the best Middle Eastern food to be found in the Southland.

In Anaheim’s Little Arabia, a destination for Lebanese flatbread

Anaheim’s Little Arabia district is a haven for some of the best Middle Eastern food to be found in the Southland.

David Gelb   is the creator and director of “  Chef’s Table  ,” the Netflix show about some of the most celebrated chefs in the culinary world.

Netflix series tells human stories from Asia’s great street food cities

David Gelb is the creator and director of “ Chef’s Table ,” the Netflix show about some of the most celebrated chefs in the culinary world.

Los Angeles county is home to over a hundred weekly farmers’ markets.

The Market Report ventures out to Hollywood

Los Angeles county is home to over a hundred weekly farmers’ markets.

Elizabeth Minchilli   is one of the world’s foremost writers on the Italian lifestyle.

How Italians actually eat, according to Elizabeth Minchilli

Elizabeth Minchilli is one of the world’s foremost writers on the Italian lifestyle.

The Manufactory   recently opened at the Row DTLA to much fanfare.

Bill Addison visits Alameda Supper Club at The Manufactory

The Manufactory recently opened at the Row DTLA to much fanfare.

From the outside, the restaurant world can seem like an exciting place of   opportunity.

La Cocina levels the playing field for food entrepreneurs

From the outside, the restaurant world can seem like an exciting place of  opportunity.