Meet the New York Times’ first California food critic

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Tejal Rao (Philippe's) Photo credit: Sharon Mollerus/CC 2.0, via Flickr

Last year the New York Times appointed its first California food critic in Tejal Rao—yet another sign of the state’s recognition as a dining powerhouse. Evan Kleiman caught up with Tejal to learn more about her experience of California so far, including her recent tour of LA’s storied restaurants.


Evan Kleiman

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