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L.A. Son

My Life, My City, My Food

Choi, Roy

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"Los Angeles: A patchwork megalopolis defined by its unlikely cultural collisions; the city that raised and shaped Roy Choi, the boundary-breaking chef who decided to leave behind fine dining to feed the city he loved--and, with the creation of the Korean taco, reinvented street food along the way. Abounding with both the food and the stories that gave rise to Choi's inspired cooking, L.A. Son takes us through the neighborhoods and streets most tourists never see, from the hidden casinos where gamblers slurp fragrant bowls of pho to Downtown's Jewelry District, where a ten-year-old Choi wolfed down Jewish deli classics between diamond deliveries; from the kitchen of his parents' Korean restaurant and his mother's pungent kimchi to the boulevards of East L.A. and the best taquerias in the country, to, at last, the curbside view from one of his emblematic Kogi taco trucks, where people from all walks of life line up for a revolutionary meal. Filled with over 85 inspired recipes that meld the overlapping traditions and flavors of L.A.--including Korean fried chicken, tempura potato pancakes, homemade chorizo, and Kimchi and Pork Belly Stuffed Pupusas--'L.A. Son' embodies the sense of invention, resourcefulness, and hybrid attitude of the city from which it takes its name, as it tells the transporting, unlikely story of how a Korean American kid went from lowriding in the streets of L.A. to becoming an acclaimed chef."-- Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0062202634
9780062202635
Branch Call Number: 641.59519 C5458L 2013
Characteristics: 340 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color) ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Fisher, Bobby Photographer
Phan, Natasha Author
Nguyen, Tien (Tien Z.), Author
Alternate Title: Los Angeles son

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Choi is best known for creating the Korean Mexican fusion food trend. Part cookbook and part memoir, Choi describes how a troublesome past leads to his love of cooking. Full of outrageous anecdotes.


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