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Jonathan Gold Reviews Terrine

Posted February 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Terrine, the highly anticipated restaurant from chef Kris Morningstar. The menu is meat intensive and inspired by the type of French brasserie cooking that, according to Gold, LA hasn’t seen in years.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Pok Pok Phat Thai in Chinatown

Posted February 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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“Phat Thai is a dish that a lot of us stopped ordering 10 years ago,” Gold says. “It’s usually sweet, it’s orange, it’s gloppy, it’s everything mall about mall Thai food.”

However, Gold is impressed with Ricker’s nuanced style (the noodles are cooked slowly in freshly rendered pigs fat) and ultimately finds the do-it-yourself noodle experience a win for Chinatown.

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An Unofficial History of Edible Underwear

Posted February 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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You’d expect novelty items to have a colorful history. But the story behind edible underwear – those candy briefs that pop up as gag gifts at bridal showers – is much stranger than you you’d imagine. How strange is it? The story includes cutting-edge food science, disco, Tokyo Rose and a suitcase stuffed with cash.

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Recipe: General Tso’s Chicken

Posted February 5, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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General Tso’s chicken is a staple of American Chinese menus nationwide. There are probably as many recipes as there are Chinese restaurants in the US (over 40,000). This particular recipe comes from the filmmakers behind The Search for General Tso, a documentary film from Ian Cheney and Jennifer Lee.

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Jonathan Gold Documentary ‘City of Gold’ Premieres at Sundance

Posted January 28, 2015 by | 4 Comments | ]

City of Gold, Laura Gabbert’s documentary film about LA’s beloved restaurant critic Jonathan Gold premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival.
In her interview with Evan Kleiman Gabbert says it took three coffee meetings to convince Gold to do the film. Only after telling him that the movie would be “a film about Los Angeles but through his eyes” did he agree to the project. Gabbert …

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The Starry Kitchen Story – From Illegal Restaurant to an Ambitious Kickstarter Campaign

Posted January 26, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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When Nguyen Tran and his wife Thi opened Starry Kitchen it was a part time restaurant operating out of their tiny apartment in North Hollywood. Six years and three brick and mortar locations later, the couple has gone to Kickstarter with an ambitious campaign to #SaveOurBalls (meaning the deep fried tofu balls of course.)

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Jonathan Gold Walks us Through Sixteen Courses at Noma Japan

Posted January 23, 2015 by | 4 Comments | ]
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Noma Japan is a five week pop up during which chef Rene Redzepi moved his entire restaurant – the decor, the chefs, the servers, even the dishwasher – to the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Tokyo. Fifty eight thousand people tried to get a reservation. But guess who scored a table?

Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times walks us through sixteen courses at Noma Japan.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Pistola, An Italian Steakhouse

Posted January 16, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week on Good Food he reviews Pistola, an Italian steakhouse from chef Vic Casanova.

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Chef Predictions for 2015. Plus, a Giveaway! Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Four Dine LA Restaurants!

Posted January 16, 2015 by | 49 Comments | ]

We asked 8 chefs participating in dineL.A. to weigh in on their predictions for 2015.

Plus, we are giving away four $50 gift certificates to Cafe Gratitude, Badmaash, Sugarfish and Blue Plate Taco. Leave us a comment with your food trend forecasts for the year ahead and Evan will select her four favorites on Monday at 3 o’clock.

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Where Jonathan Gold Thinks You Should Eat This Weekend in LA: Ledlow

Posted January 9, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week on Good Food he reviews Ledlow, the latest opening from chef Josef Centeno who now has four restaurants clustered around the intersection of 4th and Main in Downtown LA.