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From Spago to Latchkey Cuisine: LA Food in the 80s and 90s with Evan Kleiman

At Second Home Hollywood

Wed / May 4, 2022 - 7:00PM

Tasting and panel featuring new takes on LA’s influential cuisine

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About this Performance

During Generation X’s formative years, the L.A. food scene was on the rise with media making Wolfgang Puck a household name and the trickle-down trends of everything from pesto to sundried tomatoes making their way into America’s pantries. At home, latch-key kids were popping frozen chimichangas into microwaves and peeling fruit roll-ups off plastic film, while first- and second-generation kids were making their own cross-cultural mash-ups.

Hosted by Good Food’s Evan Kleiman, this combined panel and tasting examines how Gen X-era chefs, home cooks, and kids left to their own devices in the City of Angels were shaping the tastes of a nation. Participating panelists include Diep Tran and Mary Sue Milliken, while chef Courtney Storer oversees a team reinterpreting Gen X classics for a post-panel tasting.

This event is free and open to the public. It will take place at Second Home Hollywood.

Presented in collaboration with Second Home Hollywood
The LA Phil’s Humanities programs are generously supported by Linda and David Shaheen.

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