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Jim Thurman

Jim Thurman

Jim Thurman is a freelance writer whose work on food, local history and sports history has appeared in various publications. He has covered cuisines from many nations, but has specialized in regional Chinese cuisines. He loves stinky tofu.

Latest Stories

  • 3 months ago | Chinese Cuisine

    Even some of the most devoted Chinese-food fans haven't had these bao before.

  • 4 months ago | BBQ

    There are still a few old-timey roadside stands scattered around the deserts. But for the most authentic roadside attraction experience, head to the Los Angeles County portion of the Mojave.

  • 4 months ago

    Nicknamed "the Russian Costco," Pacific Coast Food Co. sits in a warehouse just across the tracks from a Burbank Airport runway. Inside are aisles filled with every Russian foodstuff imaginable, from freezer cases of Russian dumplings — pelm...

  • 4 months ago

    The only dedicated Somali eatery around L.A., Banadir Somali Restaurant occupies an old stucco building along a secondary street in Inglewood. Unlike the food of its Horn of Africa neighbor, Ethiopia, the cuisine of Somalia is meat-intensive. This...

  • 4 months ago

    One of the great joys of living in L.A. is that you can find a dazzling array of international cuisine within reasonable driving distance. This extends to breakfast. One of the few places to find a traditional Japanese breakfast around these parts...

  • 4 months ago

    Sichuan cuisine is known for its use of lip-numbing Sichuan peppercorns and perspiration-inducing chili pepper heat, but it's so much more than that. Well-executed Sichuan food features many nuanced flavors. At Szechuan Impression, nostalgia for h...

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