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Danny Jensen

Danny Jensen

Danny Jensen is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and photographer covering food, culture and travel. His work has also appeared in Thrillist, LA Weekly, LAist, Citizine and TravelZoo. 

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Lance Cpl. Noel Boyland, from Caseyville, Ill. eats an MRE | U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Villegas/Released
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Meals Ready to Eat

How Military Rations Have Evolved to Feed the Modern Soldier

To meet the vital food needs of modern service members, the Department of Defense — with help from the food industry and academia — have taken the task of feeding troops down to an exact science.
Cracking a coconut shell with military person in Guam | Kyle Hausmann-Stokes MRE
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Meals Ready to Eat

The Military's Subtle but Pervasive Influence on the Modern Restaurant

Men and women in fatigues are probably the last things we think of just as we dig into a beautifully-plated dish at an upscale restaurant, but the culinary and military worlds overlap in surprisingly countless ways.
Busy aisles at Grand Central Market c. 1966 | William Reagh Collection at the Los Angeles Public Library
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The Migrant Kitchen

Grand Central Market's 100 Years of Service

The iconic Grand Central Market celebrates its centennial this October 27. Amid the festivities, its longtime and new vendors reflect on life at the market over the years.
The pastry case at Friends & Family | Jules Exum
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Upgrading Breakfast with Local Heirloom Grains in Thai Town

At Friends & Family, a new all-day eatery in East Hollywood, celebrated pastry chef Roxana Jullapat is introducing L.A. to a wider diversity of locally-grown, heirloom grains with her sweet and savory baked goods.
Pico, present day. | Pico
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SoCal Wanderer

Where To Enjoy Los Alamos' Artisanal Eats, Local Wines and Old West Heritage

In only seven short blocks, Los Alamos captures the small town charm of the Old West while offering exceptional farm-to-table eateries and wines from the surrounding Santa Ynez Valley.
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Lake Gregory: The Hidden Gem of the San Bernardino Mountains

Idyllic Lake Gregory is a hidden treasure only a short drive from L.A., and far from the year-round buzz of Big Bear Lake or Lake Arrowhead.
Outside of Union Discount Swapmeet | Danny Jensen
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The Migrant Kitchen

A James Beard-Nominated Author's Korean-Mexican Food Hidden in a Swapmeet

Quietly tucked inside of a bustling swapmeet in East Hollywood, you’ll find Nabi, a fast-casual counter serving Korean comfort fare with a Mexican twist. It is owned by a James Beard Award-nominated author of both Korean and Mexican cookbooks.
Aceitunas at Rosaliné | Danny Jensen
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The Migrant Kitchen

Chef Zarate's Rosaline and Mamacita is a Tribute to His Mother and to L.A.

Celebrated chef Ricardo Zarate has been introducing Angelenos to Peruvian flavors for nearly a decade. His two newly opened restaurants pay homage to his mother and his adopted home of Los Angeles.
Sweet treats at FrankieLucy | Danny Jensen
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The Migrant Kitchen

Find Filipino Sweets with an American-European Twist In Silver Lake

FrankieLucy's desserts incorporate traditional Filipino ingredients, including ube and pandan to create inventive spins on classic American, European and Filipino desserts.
Rosemary and olive pretzel challah | Courtesy Got Kosher?
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The Migrant Kitchen

This French-Tunisian Chef Brings A New Perspective to Kosher Cuisine in L.A.

Thanks to creative, internationally-inspired twists on kosher cuisine, a small cafe on Pico Blvd. has developed a loyal following far beyond its neighboring Jewish community.
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