Remembering Jonathan Gold

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For many years, Jonathan Gold remained anonymous while reviewing Los Angeles’ restaurant scene. Photo by Marie Gonzales. (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

KCRW’s “Good Food” mourns the death of our friend, the Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold. He died of pancreatic cancer on Saturday, July 21, one week before his 58th birthday. He leaves behind a spouse, Laurie Ochoa, and two children.

For more than 20 years, Jonathan’s voice could be regularly heard on “Good Food.” In his distinctive cadence, he helped Angelenos better understand the astonishing diversity of our city’s food and neighborhoods.

This page will be regularly updated with our favorite segments with Jonathan, as well as remembrances from friends of the show. Please join us in celebrating the life of this giant who helped us find our place in this sprawling city by eating our way through it.

Colleagues of Gold’s have flooded social media with remembrances of the “belly of Los Angeles”:

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