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1 Reyes Jasmine Reyes Bennone Period 1 December 1,2017 City of Gold Throughout City of Gold, Gold proves that Los Angeles connects the power of food to where the culture it originated to. Gold lead us throughout small restaurants that one wouldn't go to and show how to understand the city through these ethnic foods. But he was not only explaing the ethnic foods but the culture behind them. Gold’s reviews are written in a unique way, in second person, and he does his research also of the food and culture to not only connect to the food but to the people who represent their culture. He also speaks about the way the food makes him feel in a way and can feel the time they put in these unique foods. With the help of his reviews it is like Yelp to people in Los Angeles but to small restaurants and make their customer percentage rise. Food is important to cultural and symbolic meanings that make it more than what's on our plates. We are for who we are because our culture and diversity which food takes a big impact to in our daily lives. Chef Tui came from Thailand with her cooking from her grandma which she
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