Zocolo: Can Food Really be Authentic?

On Wednesday, March 11th at 7:30pm, Zocolo brings you Can Food Really be Authentic? moderated by Jonathan Gold. Taking place at the Skirball Cultural Center, the panel will consist of some of Los Angeles’ best-known chefs — including Nancy Silverton of Mozza; Roy Choi of KoGi, and Sarintip “Jazz” Singsanong of Jitlada. Let’s just hope this time we come away with more answers than we do questions.

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Authenticity is a virtue many of us prize in our restaurants, whether it is pad Thai that tastes just like one we ate in Bangkok or hot pastrami that could have come straight from your grandmother’s storied Maxwell Street in Chicago. To many of the expatriates living in Koreatown, the San Gabriel Valley, or the Byzantine-Latino district, the restaurant scenes are close to what they were at home. But Los Angeles is also a city where the California roll was born, where Thais make Japanese noodles for Hong Kong-born teenagers, Vietnamese cooks from Texas prepare Cajun seafood for the Taiwanese, and the best pizza hews to a standard more Californian than Neapolitan. A panel of Los Angeles’ best-known chefs — including Nancy Silverton of Mozza; Roy Choi of KoGi, and Sarintip “Jazz” Singsanong of Jitlada — will visit Zócalo to discuss whether authentic food can exist in the city’s relentlessly global mosaic, and whether the pursuit of authenticity is worth it.

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