The LA Times Food Bowl is taking over the city in May

Los Angeles will play host to the inaugural LA Times Food Bowl for the entire month of May, setting the stage for a month of dining experiences, cooking lessons and conversations about sustainability across the city. Events will feature rockstars of the culinary scene, such as Mario Batali, April Bloomfield and Fergus Henderson.

The month centers around the Night Market, which takes over Grand Park for five nights from May 10-14. These nights will feature food trucks, bars, and other artisanal vendors from the Los Angeles area.

For the foodie looking to try a new dish, check out Genet Goes Italian on May 2 only, where Chef Genet Agonafer, a Jonathan Gold favorite, will break from the usual Ethiopian cuisine at her restaurant Meals by Genet to serve Italian chicken and linguine.

Alongside chances to taste some choice dishes are notable conversations like Food Waste: Solutions Informed by Science, which will discuss the effects of food waste, its relationships to hunger, and how to find meaningful solutions to these pressing issues.
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On May 8, Wolfgang Puck will accept the inaugural Los Angeles Times Gold Award, which will be presented annually to a California chef who pushes the limits of Southern California dining. The Food Bowl will also feature events with Chefs Magnus Nilsson, Roy Choi, Niki Nakayama, Dan Hunter, Michael Cimarusti, and more.

Events vary in price and many are free to attend. The full program of events and information about tickets can be found here.

  • Story by Erin Himes
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