California Sunday magazine profiles Roy Choi, celebrity chef, inventor of the Kogi taco, and the “Godfather of the Food-Truck Movement.” A great piece about the LA food scene, the fusion of local and global food influences, social justice…and how emerging food models are challenging – and changing – race and class divisions.
“For [Choi], the trendy juxtaposition of high and low culture is not just a culinary aesthetic: It’s a pathway to social change. During a recent talk at a chefs’ symposium in Copenhagen, for example, Choi challenged his colleagues to expand their work to less-privileged neighborhoods. “What if every high-caliber chef told our investors that for every fancy restaurant we build it would be a requirement to build one in the ’hood as well?” he asked.”
A thoughtful piece, from an emerging publication.