LA Street Food Fest 3rd Annual Summer 2012 Tasting Judges
Jennifer Sommer is Food & Wine’s Los Angeles Correspondent providing news, information and ideas for the New York based, award-winning editorial team. As well, she recently founded her own site,www.sommerdish.com which provides hungry Angelenos tips on eating, drinking and discovering the latest. She has represented Food & Wine in various roles whether interviewing Food Activist and Chef Jamie Oliver on the occasion of his first Food Revolution Day or judging events such as the Los Angeles Street Food Fest. Her experience carries over to entertainment as well having interviewed celebrities for InStyle Magazine including Will Smith, Seal and Catherine Zeta Jones among others. In her early career days there she covered the red carpet as well as columns such as “Objects of Desire” and “Beauty Black Book.”
Jennifer is active in philanthropy and as a member of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels’ Junior Advisory Board was a co-creator of Cart for a Cause, the country’s first philanthropic food truck and cookbook featuring celebrity chefs and their recipes. She also works with Sisters of Sojourn, a division of Ocean Park Community Center, childhood food education efforts and in the communities of her alma maters, U.C. Berkeley and The Thacher School.
LA Times’ Jonathan Gold may be America’s best restaurant critic. He’s the only food writer ever to win a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism (“For his zestful, wide ranging restaurant reviews, expressing the delight of an erudite eater”) and the first to be a finalist in the Essay or Criticism category of the National Magazine Awards. Dana Goodyear wrote a rapturous six-page profile of him in the New Yorker, but he keeps his laser-sharp palate and crystalline prose trained on small ethnic restaurants in the Los Angeles area.
Simon Majumdar is an author, food writer and broadcaster. In merely three years, Simon has become a mainstay on The Food Network appearing in numerous episodes of Iron Chef, Extreme Chef, Best Thing I Ever Ate, and as recurring judge for the past three seasons of The Next Iron Chef. Simon is currently touring the United States for his new book, “Fed, White & Blue:breaking Bread With America” which will catalog his journey to American citizenship through its amazing food experiences. The book will be published by Hudson St. Press in 2014.
Check Out Last Year’s 2012 Winners…
La Guerrerense: Sea Snail Tostada
Bryant Ng | Spice Table: Spicy Wings
Mariscos Jalisco: Tacos Dorado de Camaron
Seoul Sausage: Flaming Fried Balls (tie)
Fred Eric | Tiara Café
Sweet Wheels: Beignets
Dog Haus: Soo Cali Dog
Check Out The 2011 Winners…
Javier Plascencia / Mision 19: Smoked Oyster with Chicharron and Sea Pickle
Antojitos Carmen: Huitlacoche Huarache
Ricardo Zarate: Peruvian Cau Cau
La Guerrerense: Sea Urchin Tostada with Pismo Clam
Javier Plascencia / Mision 19: Smoked Oyster w/ Chicharron and Sea Pickle
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