California Food Journalism and News 2020 [SF Bay Area, Los Angeles and the rest of California]

I saw a new sign for Layalina from the bus today at 3109 Telegraph Ave Oakland across the street from Summit Hospital. There isn’t any real information on their website but there is a Layalina Restaurant in Arlington, VA that serves Lebanese and Syrian food. This could be interesting but it will probably take a while. Any Syrian restaurants in the Bay Area?

Layalina Restaurant

3109 TELEGRAPH AVE Oakland

| 650-490-076

John Birdsall in the Washington Post today writing about James Beard:

excerpt:

You can read one of Beard’s greatest books, “Delights and Prejudices” of 1964, as an artistic awakening, the story of the author’s discovery of purpose through shopping, foraging and eating, remaining open to the possibility of pleasure in the surrounding landscape. He laid the groundwork for Edna Lewis’s simple, seasonal and graceful Southern cooking to be taken seriously in American publishing; he built an ethos of local sourcing and eating that would inspire Alice Waters. Smokehouse hams, cheeses, tortillas, wines, whiskies: Beard taught us to respect the things that were grown, raised, cured, baked, churned, distilled or vinified around us. He made us love the fruits and vegetables that grew in our own regions, the things with nuances of flavor caused by the soil that peas or strawberries poked through, or the ambient humidity and length of days where they grew.

from youtube:

This year the Journalism Awards Committee retired the Publication of the Year award to replace it with an award that recognizes emerging voices in publishing. Join us as we get to know the first Emerging Voice Award winner, L.A. Taco, in a conversation between Gustavo Arellano, Features Writer for the Los Angeles Times and Journalism Award committee member, and Javier Cabral, Editor in Chief of L.A. Taco. They’ll explore how the publication’s content is representative of the sprawling, diverse city it serves and how it seamlessly melds food’s intersectionality with inequality and racial justice.

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Stay Gold Deli at 2635 San Pablo Avenue (at 27th Street) in West Oakland -

a recent segment on KQED’s Check, Please! Bay Area and two columns by Like Tsai from the East Bay Express in 2016:

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excerpt:

The other headliner is the shop’s new kimchi Reuben, which replaces the Jewish deli standard’s sauerkraut with kimchi (a version made without oysters or other shellfish to keep it kosher-friendly, Bloom says) and replaces the Swiss cheese with American — a classic Korean-American touch. Bloom says the sandwich is an homage to his own family, as his wife is Korean American, and kimchi is a regular part of the meals they enjoy at home.

Wise Sons [Downtown Oakland]

1700 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Website

Monday through Friday 7 a.m.–2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

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Been wondering why he and Chang “broke up.”

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“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold