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We explore how technology is changing the way we shop, cook and eat. Jonathan Gold, Ari Taymor and Ben Leventhal weigh in on reservation apps that sell access to exclusive tables. Plus, how Instacart Uber-ized grocery delivery and why the venture capital world is enamored with food.

Photo: Resy

How Much Would You Pay for a Hard-to-Get Dinner Reservation? 10 MIN, 38 SEC

Ben Leventhal is a co-founder of Eater.com and the CEO of Resy, a reservation app that allows diners to buy access to last-minute tables.

Food + Tech + Connect 6 MIN, 47 SEC

Danielle Gould is the founder of Food Tech Connect, a network of innovators looking to "disrupt" the food space with information technology. 

The Uber-ization of Grocery Delivery 6 MIN, 46 SEC

Walker Dieckmann is one of LA's city managers at InstaCart, an online grocery service that allows consumers to grocery shop online at their favorite stores, and then crowd sources personal shoppers to pick it up and bring it straight to your front door.

Digital Cooking School: Apps Bring Culinary Know-How to Your Phone 7 MIN, 13 SEC

Lesley Bargar Suter is the Dine Editor for Los Angeles Magazine. In the December 2014 issue she wrote about two cooking apps that aim to up your dinner game: Salted and SideChef. She also discusses her experience with meal delivery services like Blue Apron and Plated which deliver ingredients and recipes to your door.

Venture Capital's Flirtation with Food 6 MIN, 20 SEC

Rob Trice is the founder of The Mixing Bowl Hub and Better Food Ventures, two organizations that help connect the food and ag world with Silicon Valley's IT sector and potential investors. He discusses the landscape of venture-capital investing in the food sector.

Instagram: The Most "Disruptive" App in Food 7 MIN, 43 SEC

Stacey Sun is the director of Dine LA and the eyes behind the organization's Instagram account. She describes how Instagram has been a game changer for both chefs and diners.

Dine LA's bi-annual restaurant week runs from January 19 to February 1, with over 350 restaurants around Los Angeles participating. Check out the Good Food Blog for a chance to win one of four $50 gift certificates to Dine LA restaurants, including Sugarfish, Badmaash, Cafe Gratitude and Blue Plate Taco.

Jonathan Gold Reviews Pistola 7 MIN, 43 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he reviews Pistola, an Italian steakhouse from chef Vic Casanova.

8022 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

He recommends the Pistola chopped salad, charred Mediterranean octopus, bucatini all'amatriciana and either the dry aged Tomahawk or the Fiorentina porterhouse.

You can find all of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions on the Good Food Restaurant Map.

Market Report 3 MIN, 9 SEC

Amelia Saltsman is the author of the Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook. This week she talks to Laura Avery about Koda Farms' Kokuho Rose rice.

Find a recipe for Amelia Saltsman's Savory Rice Porridge with Nettles on the Good Food Blog and find Robin Koda at the Sunday Hollywood Farmers' Market on January 18 and the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers' Market on January 21.

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