5 Food Trends We're Thankful For: An Antidote To Whiny Food Writer Syndrome
|Night + Market chef/owner Kris Yenbamroong + basket of grilled ingredients.|
It's hardly an original thought, but it is perhaps the best thing to happen over recent years: the purveyors of international foods beyond Europe are getting recognized on the same level as American, French and Italian chefs. This is thanks mainly to the food-obsessed children of immigrants, raised in America on the cuisine of their parents' homelands, now presenting it to their own homeland, either unadulterated or mixed up with America's influence. In L.A., we can be thankful for chefs like Roy Choi, and Night + Market's Kris Yenbamroong, who recently made it onto the James Beard shortlist for Rising Star chef. These chefs are paving the way for kids from L.A.'s international communities to step up and take the limelight. Imagine the possibilities -- a restaurant community where the Middle East, Africa, and beyond are represented in the way Yenbamroong represents Northern Thailand, or Ricardo Zarate represents Peru.
If you have an idea for something we should be especially grateful for, let me know: email@example.com. Because while I may well return to peevishness occasionally (see my recent whiny rant about live tweeting TV for an example), I'd like to make an effort to call out the good stuff as much as possible. This is a golden era of eating, and for that we are truly thankful.
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