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LudoBites 3.0: Appetite for Invention

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Whether you're a die-hard Food Network devotee or have just caught snippets of "chef talk" here and there, you may know that a chef is expected to put him or her self on their plates. Who you are must reveal itself in the interplay of ingredients, textures, styles, colors, and tastes in any given dish of your creation. For many, this is hard to do, and for many more, hard to understand. A steak is a steak, no? Well, no.

During the summer, Chef Ludovic Lefebvre ran a smashingly successful pop-up restaurant at Breadbar that gained him a legion of devotees who professed not only a willingness to follow him on Twitter, but to wherever his next roving kitchen would land him. This month his LudoBites is installed alongside a provocative art exhibit called "In Bed Together" at Culver City's cosplay teahouse and cafe Royal/T. It is only fitting that Lefebvre's food be paired with art, since the artistry of his food both challenges the eater to think about what they're eating as well as re-think food altogether.