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Hard to Digest: Saveur Takes on LA's Food Scene

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We might have kept our wallets closed tightly enough to put Gourmet magazine out of business, but as soon as Saveur magazine gets to talking about us--and by us I mean Los Angeles--we can't seem to keep anything shut, including our mouths.

In an issue devoted solely to the food, drink, and dining scene of the City of Angels, Saveur has for their March edition assembled what they believe is a game-changing look at L.A. Penned by a melange of voices ranging from the expected (Jonathan Gold, Patric Kuh) to the new (blogger Javier Cabral), the issue meant to celebrate one of the nation's food underdogs has drawn criticism for not accurately representing the city's food culture.

The claim that LA has no history is a tired one, and one that even Kuh brings up in his piece on the history of restaurants in L.A., but that doesn't mean we don't have stories. We have enough food stories to fill a book, let alone a slim monthly glossy that represents a dying medium. So when you pick up a copy, you can't expect to be bowled over by its sheer heft--it is, like the cuisine of our state, on the lighter side.