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anyone going to the zocalo discussion @ the hammer on l.a. food tonight?

tastycakes Sep 10, 2008 03:57 PM


part of their food series, moderated by jonathan gold and featuring michael cimarusti, octavio becerra, and evan kleiman. i'm dying to go but i don't think i'll get home at a reasonable time...

  1. SecretHeadquarters Sep 11, 2008 01:02 PM

    How was this event last night? Should I be really angry at myself that I missed it?

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    1. re: SecretHeadquarters
      la tache burger Sep 11, 2008 01:07 PM

      YES! Please somebody give us a thorough report.

      1. re: la tache burger
        bulavinaka Sep 11, 2008 01:12 PM

        There's a parallel post under, "Food Media and News."


    2. Debbie W Sep 10, 2008 04:48 PM


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        slacker Sep 10, 2008 04:28 PM

        Yes, I'm going to try. Forgot my camera (damnit!!)

        1. SecretAsianMan Sep 10, 2008 04:12 PM

          Oh man! This looks GREAT!

          Zócalo at The Hammer

          Wednesday, September 10, 7 pm at The Hammer Museum

          Zócalo and the Hammer Museum present

          Is There Such a Thing as L.A. Cuisine?

          Moderated by Jonathan Gold, L.A. Weekly Food Critic

          When you go to a Chicago-style restaurant, you know to expect hot dogs or deep-dish pizza. A New York-style restaurant might serve old-fashioned Italian-American seafood or giant steaks. “Philly'' signifies cheesesteaks; “Buffalo,'' chicken wings; “Seattle,'' salmon and blueberries.

          Los Angeles cooking, from designer sushi through Asian fusion through barbecue chicken pizza, is perhaps some of the most influential in the world. But like Los Angeles-made movies, rock 'n' roll and sportswear, the local cuisine is universal enough to transcend regionality. Nobody thinks of McDonald's, Johnny Rockets or the Caesar salad as coming from Southern California. They think of them as coming from America.

          Zócalo brings together a panel of prominent local chefs that will include Michael Cimarusti, co-owner and executive chef, Providence Restaurant, Octavio Becerra, chef and owner, Palate Food & Wine, Evan Kleiman, executive chef, Angeli Caffe and host of the Good Food show on KCRW to ask what exactly Los Angeles cuisine might be. Does it owe more to the confluence of global cultures or the extraordinary local produce, to car culture or to pure imagination? And where is it going?

          To Reserve a Free Seat at The Hammer Click Here


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