Our top 10 food stories of 2011


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It was a big year for the Los Angeles food world. The city saw more food trucks than it can count, there was a welcome influx of great, inexpensive wines and we introduced readers to our Master Class series, where top chefs shared special recipes and cooking tips. We’re excited for the year ahead but wanted to share once again, our 10 most popular food stories of 2011:

1. A wrong turn for L.A.’s food truck scene?


2. Sarah Gim’s servings of virtual food prove irresistible

3. $15 wine: The new normal

4. Master Class: Thomas Keller - a chef for all seasons

5. Taking the bang out of pressure cooking

6. Umami burger’s brand sizzles with SBE backing

7. Master Class: Chef Nancy Silverton explains how to make focaccia


8. Some up-and-coming chefs are skipping culinary school

9. Master Class: Nancy Silverton leads a master class in salads

10. The Dekopon arrives in California


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