There’s a Jonathan Gold-sized hole in the heart of Los Angeles. The Pulitzer-winning LA Times food critic died on July 21, prompting an outpouring of grief and love from around the world. For this special tribute, we gathered the voices of colleagues, friends, chefs, and listeners to celebrate the man who taught us how to eat and live in LA. We dedicate this show to our former colleague of 20 years.
Remembering Jonathan Gold (1960-2018)
From this Episode:
Jen Ferro reflects on Jonathan Gold
Jonathan Gold’s voice was introduced to the world through Good Food in 1998. Instrumental in bringing him on the show was current KCRW president Jennifer Ferro , who began...
5 min, 4 sec
Publishing Jonathan Gold
Mike Sigman was publisher of the LA Weekly during both of Jonathan’s stints at the paper. He recalls Jonathan’s early years as an irritable young writer with a penchant for...
5 min, 22 sec
A tribute from former colleagues
Several of Jonathan’s former LA Weekly colleagues offer their memories of working with Jonathan.
3 min, 33 sec
Jonathan's impact on restaurateurs
At a time when restaurant criticism was fixated on fine dining, Jonathan Gold championed taco trucks, Ethiopian food, and San Gabriel Valley noodle shops.
3 min, 18 sec
Good Food's producers reminisce on waiting for Jonathan Gold
Jen Ferro’s successors as managing producer of KCRW’s Good Food recall their time working with Jonathan.
5 min, 8 sec
LA Times arts and culture writer Carolina Miranda was not only was a colleague of Jonathan’s during his final years at the Times, she was a friend who often dined in his...
5 min, 47 sec
Dining out with Jonathan
In the past six years, New York writer Peter Meehan shared more meals with Jonathan than anyone outside of Jonathan’s immediate family. The former Lucky Peach editor...
4 min, 57 sec
Jonathan's impact beyond LA
Eater national critic Bill Addison recently wrote an article declaring California to be “the most influential force in American dining,” even surpassing New York. He...
3 min, 48 sec
'City of Gold'
Filmmaker Laura Gabbert spent nearly five years filming Jonathan Gold for her acclaimed documentary about Jonathan, called “ City of Gold .” She shares with Evan what she...
4 min, 36 sec