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UpClose: California Cuisine - What It Is & Why It Matters
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Hosted by Evan Kleiman
Moderated by Ruth Reichl
Featuring: Roy Choi, Joyce Goldstein, Eduardo Ruiz, Nancy Silverton,
and Sang Yoon
Sunday, October 13
Doors at 2pm
Show at 3pm
Complimentary beer & wine pre & post show
Food truck goodies available for purchase & book signing after the program
On Sunday, October 13, join KCRW's Evan Kleiman as Ruth Reichl moderates a discussion on California's culinary identity and influence. Panelists include Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ truck), Joyce Goldstein (SQUARE ONE), Eduardo Ruiz (Corazon y Miel), Nancy Silverton (La Brea Bakery), and Sang Yoon (Father's Office).The afternoon takes place at New Roads School’s Ann and Jerry Moss Theater: a state of the art theatre located on the New Roads campus in Santa Monica.
Inspired by Joyce Goldstein's recent release, Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years that Changed our Culinary Consciousness, KCRW brings together top California chefs from different generations to discuss the evolution of California Cuisine - from farm to table to food trucks. The discussion will explore how California's distinctive terroir, coupled with the creativity and openness of chefs like those on stage, work in tandem to create a truly unique cuisine and culture.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Ruth Reichl - Panel Moderator
Ruth Reichl is Editor at Large at Random House. From 1999 to 2009 she was Editor in Chief of Gourmet Magazine. She began her career as restaurant critic for New West and California magazines, and went on to be the restaurant critic and food editor of the Los Angeles Times. From 1993-1999 she served as restaurant critic for the New York Times. She is Executive Producer and host of the public television series, Adventures with Ruth. She is also a Producer on the Fox 2000 movie, Garlic and Sapphires. At the moment she is at work on a novel, Delicious!, a cookbook and a memoir to be published by Random House.
Classically trained chef Roy Choi is a culinary street revolutionary. He brings together the high and the low – deliciously, passionately, and socially. While his pedigree includes Le Bernardin and the Beverly Hilton, his fame rose with one amazing taco that tastes like L.A. – and nearly single-handedly created the gourmet food truck movement with his partners on the wings of Twitter with the Kogi BBQ truck. Building on Kogi’s success, Choi provided yet another source of culinary revelation with his first sit-down restaurant, Chego, now located in Chinatown, followed by A-Frame in 2010, and Sunny Spot just east of Venice Beach in 2011. Choi’s first book, L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food, will be published in the Fall of 2013 under Anthony Bourdain’s new imprint at Ecco.
Joyce Goldstein is a consultant to the restaurant and food industries. For twelve years she was Chef/Owner of the ground-breaking and award winning Mediterranean Restaurant, SQUARE ONE, in San Francisco. Prior to SQUARE ONE, Joyce was chef of the Cafe at Chez Panisse for 3 years. She was founder and director of the California Street Cooking School, San Francisco's first international cooking school. Joyce has been awarded both the Julia Child and James Beard Awards for Best General Cookbook and Best Chef in California. And in 2005 she received the Lifetime Achievement award from Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.
“It's the vital edge of Los Angeles cooking at the moment,” proclaimed Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold of Chef Eduardo Ruiz and his new Corazon y Miel Restaurant & Bar in Bell. Classically trained in cutting edge kitchens including Chef Vinny Dotolo’s acclaimed Animal Restaurant in Los Angeles, Ruiz soon partnered to form Whim Kitchen and then to open his own successful restaurant business. As chronicled by restaurant critic Brad A. Johnson of the O.C. Register, “Ruiz’s pan-Latino menu is refreshingly original....You'll be wondering what took you so long to get here.”
Chef Nancy Silverton began working at Michael’s restaurant in Santa Monica and then became the head pastry chef at Wolfgang Puck’s world-renowned southern California restaurant, Spago. In June of 1989, Silverton opened the restaurant Campanile with partners Mark Peel and Manfred Krankl. In 1989, La Brea Bakery opened its doors as storefront bakery adjacent to Campanile. Today, Nancy’s freshly baked breads are available in 8 different countries, and maintain the same signature taste, texture, and quality that was born on South La Brea Avenue over 20 years ago. In 1990, Silverton was named “Pastry Chef of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation. In November of 2006, Silverton opened Pizzeria Mozza, one half of a two-part restaurant with partners Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. Osteria Mozza, quickly followed in July of 2007, and was nominated as Best New Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation for that year. In 2008, Osteria Mozza received a Michelin Star.
FEATURED FOOD TRUCKS
ABOUT EVAN KLEIMAN
Evan Kleiman has been the host of Good Food since 1997. A true culinary multitasker, she is often referred to as “the fairy Godmother of the LA food scene." In addition to her role as host of Good Food on KCRW, Evan is a chef, sought after speaker and an active member of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council and the Stewardship Council for Roots of Change. Evan helmed the beloved Angeli Caffe for 28 years. She is the author of 8 cookbooks on Italian cooking and the video app "Easy As Pie."
ABOUT GOOD FOOD
Good Food explores current events, social phenomena, history and culture through the lens of food. From food politics to the science behind cooking, host Evan Kleiman highlights the diverse community of cooks, farmers, entrepreneurs, historians and journalists who have devoted their lives to food. Good Food is also the only radio show where you can hear LA Times Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold each week.
KCRW’s UpClose event series features KCRW on-air personalities with some of the leading figures in film, art, politics, literature and pop-culture. Created in 2010, each UpClose event takes place before a live audience.
KCRW 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. KCRW’s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com. KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry.
KCRW THANKS SCHAFFER'S GENUINE FOODSSchaffer’s Geniune Foods is a full service event company based in Venice, CA. Chefs Charlie and Kathleen Schaffer embrace the very best ingredients California has to offer. Schaffer’s
Genuine Foods is a certified sustainable company providing unmatched food and service throughout Southern California.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 27 @ 10am through kcrw.com/upclose.
$30 (general admission, seated)
Tickets are limited & available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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PARKING AND DIRECTIONS
The New Roads School’s Ann and Jerry Moss Theater is located at:
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, 90404
Limited parking is available in the New Roads parking lot, located between Olympic Blvd. and Nebraska (enter via westbound Olympic Blvd.); limited street parking available is also available nearby, particularly on Nebraska. Please make sure to read signs carefully as much of the nearby areas are restricted.