Photo of sweet potato tacos from Guerrilla Tacos. Photographs copyright © 2017 by Dylan James Ho and Jeni Afuso.
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If you’ve purchased “Sea Queen” seafood from Walmart or Aldi, you may have eaten products being harvested and packaged by North Korean workers living in barrack-style dormitories in Hunchun, China. Three years ago, journalist Martha Mendoza traveled to these factories to report on their labor practices. She is back to give us an update.
The saying, “a chicken in every pot”, originally meant an America strong enough that every worker could afford what was considered a luxury meat once a week. In her book “Big Chicken,” Maryn McKenna looks at how the discovery of antibiotics allowed food to become industrialized.
Grand Central Market in downtown LA is more than a dining hall and marketplace; communities have gathered under its roof for generations. Just a week ago, the market celebrated its 100th birthday. Adele Yellin and Kevin West are the co-authors of a new cookbook that looks at the market’s history.
How is “a fat kid from Pico Rivera, turned DJ, turned teamster, turned fine-dining cook, turned DIY food-truck chef” changing the taco game in L.A.? Bite into Wesley Avila's new cookbook to discover more about his career, recipes, and hotly anticipated brick-and-mortar location in the works.
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