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Simply Ming

Ming is Joined by James Beard Award-Winning Chef Jamie Bissonnette

This week on "Simply Ming," James Beard Award-winning chef Jamie Bissonnette comes back to the loft kitchen to saute stroganoff two ways.
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The Migrant Kitchen

The Ever-Shifting Future and Flavor of San Francisco’s Chinatown

Much of the restaurants in SF’s original Chinatown suffer from touristy mediocrity, but Chinatown’s deep community knows the neighborhood’s narrow streets contain a wealth of under-the-radar Chinese delicacies and flavors.
Chapulines a la Mexicana at Guelaguetza | Yubo Wang
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Edible Insects: Chili-Lime Crickets and Mexican Culinary Traditions

There is a growing appetite for alternative proteins in the U.S. and thanks to culinary pioneers, the United States is just beginning to catch up to what is already the present all over the globe.
A pastorero at Vilsito | Lesley Tellez
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The Migrant Kitchen

The Years-Long Training to Making Great Tacos Al Pastor

It takes skill, instinct and years of practice to produce sumptuous al pastor meat, not to mention sell it. 
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The Troubling History of Sambo’s Pancake House

The first Sambo’s Pancake House opened on June 17, 1957 in downtown Santa Barbara. However, no matter how hard they worked to foster a welcoming atmosphere, there was a large portion of the population who would never feel “at home” at the restaurant.
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The Migrant Kitchen

How Immigrants’ Culinary Traditions Are Making Los Angeles a Food Destination

While migrants from all over the world have been essential to L.A.’s food industry, they have remained largely behind the scenes. It is these immigrants who are re-shaping L.A.’s culinary landscape by infusing global traditions into modern dishes.
"Beef" noodle soup at Bean Sprouts | Photo by Clarissa Wei
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Where to Eat Vegetarian Chinese Food in Los Angeles

Chinese vegetarian restaurants are masters of faux meat. Here are five great restaurants to try in the San Gabriel Valley.
Lobster at China Red | Photo by Clarissa Wei
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Where To Get Chinese-Style Lobster In Los Angeles

Lobster is a popular and decadent dish in Cantonese and Taiwanese cooking. Here's where you can find it in the L.A. area.
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Where To Get Asian Vegetables From California Farms

Here, we've rounded up a list of farms and markets to get your weekly fix of organic-ish Asian vegetables.
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Dig In: Socially Acceptable Gluten Free; Basil Failing to Thrive

All your food and garden questions answered in one handy column. This week: where can I get vegetarian gluten-free food without making a scene, and, why aren't my basil and peppers happy?
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