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

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

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Book Title
L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food
Author
Roy Choi
ISBN
9780062202635
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.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Roy Choi, Tien Nguyen, Natasha PhanPublisher: Anthony Bourdain/EccoPublished: 11/05/2013ISBN: 9780062202635Pages: 340Weight: 2.40lbsSize: 9.20h x 7.70w x 1.30dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2013Publishers Weekly 11/04/2013Shelf Awareness 11/19/2013Library Journal 12/01/2013 pg. 119

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.

--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Roy Choi, Tien Nguyen, Natasha Phan
Publisher: Anthony Bourdain/Ecco
Published: 11/05/2013
ISBN: 9780062202635
Pages: 340
Weight: 2.40lbs
Size: 9.20h x 7.70w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2013
Publishers Weekly 11/04/2013
Shelf Awareness 11/19/2013
Library Journal 12/01/2013 pg. 119

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.

--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Roy Choi, Tien Nguyen, Natasha Phan
Publisher: Anthony Bourdain/Ecco
Published: 11/05/2013
ISBN: 9780062202635
Pages: 340
Weight: 2.40lbs
Size: 9.20h x 7.70w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2013
Publishers Weekly 11/04/2013
Shelf Awareness 11/19/2013
Library Journal 12/01/2013 pg. 119