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Good Food on the Road

KCRW’s Good Food host Evan Kleiman talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer, the late and great Jonathan Gold of The Los Angeles Times about places you may not have tried yet, but ought to.

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Jonathan Gold steps into David Chang's orbit at Majordomo

Admitting a prior history with David Chang, Jonathan Gold gives a blow-by-blow account of his meals at Majordomo, the Momofuku founder’s first foray into Los Angeles.


20 Apr 2018

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Remembering Jonathan Gold's favorite food flicks

In some of Jonathan Gold’s favorite culinary-centric films, food isn’t always as it seems.


8 Jun 2018

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Jonathan Gold turns up the heat at Chongqing Special Noodles

Jonathan Gold finds thin, bouncy noodles covered in spicy Sichuan peppercorn sauce at Chongqing Special Noodles in San Gabriel.


22 Jun 2018

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Carolina Miranda on Jonathan's review of Simon LA

As we continue to mourn the loss of Jonathan Gold, former colleague Carolina Miranda from the LA Times stopped by to share her favorite Gold review.


27 Jul 2018

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Jonathan Gold finds magical nostalgia at Freedman's in Silver Lake

Freedman’s enchants with aromas of fresh homemade bagels and moist brisket. Jonathan Gold talks about how the deli’s mouth-watering aromas and modern take on Jewish staples captivated him during a recent visit.


1 Jun 2018

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Jonathan Gold eats clay pot rice at Nature Pagoda in San Gabriel

Jonathan Gold praises the beautiful crusty rice at the bottom of Nature Pagoda’s sizzling clay pots.


27 Apr 2018

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Jonathan Gold tries the exquisite sushi at Shiki Beverly Hills

Chef Mori Onodera is serving up remarkable omakase to his loyal following of sushi aficionados.


6 Apr 2018

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Laura Gabbert: Jonathan Gold's 1992 piece on the LA Riots

“From the stoop of my building, it seemed like a giant block party,” Gold wrote in 1992, just a week after the Los Angeles Riots. “City of Gold” filmmaker Laura Gabbert shares what this piece meant to her.


3 Aug 2018

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Jonathan Gold recounts the LA Times Food Bowl's Sichuan Summit

The LA Times Food Bowl runs through the month of May. Jonathan Gold reports on how it’s been going so far..


11 May 2018

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Mona Holmes: Jonathan Gold's 1989 story on N.W.A.

Before Jonathan Gold became the voice of LA’s culinary scene, he was a music writer. Eater’s Mona Holmes recalls Gold’s 1989 LA Weekly feature on N.W.A.


10 Aug 2018

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