The top food stories from this week at the Los Angeles Times:
John Birdsall considers the cooking of First Californians, the Ohlone tribe of the Central Coast.
BATTLE OF THE REVIEW STARS
Bill Addison (pro) and Patricia Escárcega (con) go head-to-head on the subject of the restaurant star review.
ON AVOCADO HUMMUS
Patricia sits down at Yours Truly, the newish “modern California” restaurant in Venice.
AN ODE TO OMAKASE
Bill Addison hangs out at the sushi bar at Inn Ann, the Japanese omakase restaurant hidden within the Hollywood & Highland complex.
Amy Scattergood talks to cookbook author Najmieh Batmanglij about dried limes, a Persian kitchen staple that will transform your cooking.
Food Bowl 2019 is here. We’re halfway through our annual May food festival, with a long list of events still to go: a day-long Chef Conference, with discussions about speakers, discussions and demos; Outstanding in the Field dinners; a giant pizza party and more. Go to lafoodbowl.com for a calendar, plus links for tickets. We hope you’ll join us for #31daysoffood.
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