Food FYI: 'There is no such thing as authenticity!'
The L.A. Weekly breaks bread with Gustavo Arellano, whose book "Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America" has just been published. He debunks authenticity and notes, "Denver has some of the weirdest Mexican food in the country."
PARIS FOOD TRUCK
Turn on Google Translate for this one. The California Canteen food truck is now rolling in Paris, says French blog Melty Food, hot on the heels of le Camion Qui Fume (the Truck That Smokes).
FAMIMA ♥ DOWNTOWN
Downtown gets another Famima. According to Downtown News, there are nine Famima stores in the U.S. -- and seven are in downtown L.A. Seven!
SUSTAINABLE SALMON JERKY
Outdoor apparel maker Patagonia, per the L.A. Times, is now selling sustainable provisions -- specifically, three flavors of salmon jerky made from fish caught using eco-friendly methods.
-- Betty Hallock