L.A. Times FOOD BOWL is now underway all May, with 31 days of events celebrating L.A.’s great food and drink scene and helping raise awareness and funds to fight food waste, hunger and food insecurity.
THAI TUI TRIBUTE: American Cancer Society Silent Auction
Following the success of the Food Bowl’s Thai Tui Tribute event, the Los Angeles Times is proud to continue the celebration of Chef Tui Sungkamee’s legacy through an extended partnership benefiting The American Cancer Society and their lifesaving programs fighting cancer from every angle.
Honor Chef Tui’s memory by making a donation or participating in this extraordinary silent auction of one-of-a-kind culinary experiences & items. They include Dinner with Jonathan Gold at Jitlada, A Lunch Tour of Thai Town with Chef Jet Tila, dining & a stay at NoMad Hotel, original drawings of your favorite Simpsons characters by Matt Groening and more! Auction closes on June 8, 2018 at 9pm.
Welcome from Jonathan Gold
Have you got your May all sorted out? I’m planning to spend most of mine at the second annual Food Bowl, the Times’ delicious monthlong celebration of food, farms, chefs and the arts, everything that conspires to make Los Angeles one of the greatest eating cities in the world.
This May, there will be not just a Beast Feast but an animal-free No Beast Feast; not just exclusive dinners but a free-flowing Night Market in the shadow of City Hall. I’m looking forward to a sustainable-seafood dinner at Manhattan Beach on the sand, a celebration of Sichuan cooking in the San Gabriel Valley at The Sichuan Summit and The J. Gold Film Festival around the city.
Some of the world’s best chefs will be flying in, including Virgilio Martínez from Lima, Ben Shewry from Melbourne, Gabriela Cámara from Mexico City, Yu Bo from Chengdu and Yoshihiro Narisawa from Tokyo. Copenhagen’s Nadine Redzepi will chat about home cooking in the shadow of Scandinavia’s most famous restaurant, and New Zealand’s Monique Fiso will plan a Maori feast. José Andrés will talk about feeding hundreds of thousands of meals in Puerto Rico to citizens displaced by Hurricane Maria.
This year’s Food Bowl is the biggest food festival in the history of Los Angeles. And I can hardly wait.
2018 L.A. Times Restaurant of the Year
Carlos Salgado’s Costa Mesa restaurant, Taco Maria, is this year’s Restaurant of the Year.
2018 Gold Award Winners
Chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken
The Los Angeles Times is presenting the second annual Gold Award to chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill).
LA Times Latest Food News
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