Food

Gen X Food Tasting & Panel with LA Philharmonic Association

04 May 2022

 / 7:00pm to 10:00pm
 / Free
Hollywood

Second Home Hollywood
1370 N St. Andrews Place
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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

During Generation X’s formative years, the LA 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, latchkey 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 and curated by Karen Tongson, 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.

Presented in collaboration with Second Home Hollywood

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