04 May 2022
Second Home Hollywood
1370 N St. Andrews Place
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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