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The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring & Cooking on L.A.'s Eastside / Elisa Callow

  • Now Serving 727 North Broadway, #133 Los Angeles United States (map)

Former founding director of the Armory Center for the Arts, author and blogger Elisa Callow in conversation with Minh Phan, chef and owner of Porridge + Puffs. Book signing to follow. Free event. RSVP to

The Urban Forager showcases one of California’s richest and most rapidly expanding culinary cultures: the eastside of Los Angeles. Food makers representing the eastside’s diverse traditions share beloved personal recipes, ingredients, innovations, and neighborhood resources. A hands-on, stunningly photographed collection of inspiring recipes, profiles, and references for novice and adventurous home cooks and the culinarily curious, it includes conversations with Sumi Chang (Europane) and Minh Phan (Porridge and Puffs), as well as such acclaimed home cooks as Mario Rodriguez, Rumi Mahmood, and Jack Aghoian. Part cookbook, part guide to foraging the best LA has to offer, The Urban Forager is a compelling bridge to the unfamiliar, inspiring readers to enrich their culinary repertoire with delicious new discoveries.