Food to me is more than just the nutrients we fill our bellies with. It’s more than just a concoction of flavors. For me, food is the only art that we can absolutely never live without. It’s one of the only things that can bring together enemies and end wars. It has the power to spark love and to evoke forgotten memories. Great food comes from different price points, a variety of ethnicities, and can be found in the most unassuming neighborhoods. Jonathan Gold has been one of my idols since I first read his reviews in The LA Weekly. Since then I have dedicated my life towards understanding and participating in as many corners of the industry that I can get my foot, or kitchen knife into.