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L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food

Roy Choi, Evan Kleiman
Roy Choi
In conversation with Evan Kleiman, host of “Good Food,” KCRW 89.9FM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
01:09:16
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L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food
Roy Choi
In conversation with Evan Kleiman, host of “Good Food,” KCRW 89.9FM
 

Roy Choi, border-crossing chef and co-founder of the Kogi BBQ taco truck, pays homage to the city that he loves in this memoir, a tale of his journey from childhood afternoons at his parents’ Korean restaurant, to pizza-fueled studying at the Culinary Institute of America, to becoming one of America’s most acclaimed chefs. Join us as Choi takes a break from the kitchen to talk about his new book, L.A. SON, a flavorful love letter to Los Angeles.

 

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Participant(s) Bio

Roy Choi is a classically trained chef from Los Angeles who cut his teeth in the kitchens of Le Bernardin, the Embassy Suites, and the Beverly Hilton before rediscovering his roots as an Angeleno and channeling his soul into a taco that tastes a lot like L.A. After launching Kogi BBQ in 2008, Choi fused the flavors of the city with Hawaiian-style picnics and opened A-Frame; Venice's Sunny Spot followed in 2011. L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food is Choi’s first book.

Evan Kleiman has been the host of Good Food on KCRW for 15 years. The show reflects her wide-ranging interest in food and how humans interact with it. Evan’s food policy interest is expressed through her participation on the Los Angeles Food Policy Council and as a member of the Stewardship Council of the statewide organization Roots of Change. Evan Kleiman was chef-owner of Angeli Caffe on Melrose for 27 years. A cookbook author of six titles, she teaches and gives food tours of her native Los Angeles. Her latest project is Easy As Pie an app for the iphone/ipad.

 



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