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Photo Gallery: Drowning, Not Eating; L.A.'s Tortas Ahogadas

Need a visual aid for your print edition? Jonathan Gold explores the tortas ahogadas of Los Angeles ("you do not nibble at a torta ahogada; you dive straight into it, trusting that you will come out alive"). Click through for Anne Fishbein's spectacular photos and read more in Gold's Counter Intelligence, "Drowning, Not Eating."

Tortas Ahogadas Radillo, San Fernando
Tortas Ahogadas Radillo, San Fernando
Anne Fishbein

Tortas Ahogadas Las Originales, San Fernando
Tortas Ahogadas Las Originales, San Fernando
Anne Fishbein

torta ahogada at Tacos Los Toritos, Sylmar
torta ahogada at Tacos Los Toritos, Sylmar
Anne Fishbein

Super torta at Tortas Ahogadas Las Originales, San Fernando
Super torta at Tortas Ahogadas Las Originales, San Fernando
Anne Fishbein

A display of fresh strawberries used for juicing
A display of fresh strawberries used for juicing
Anne Fishbein

intensely hot roasted chile pepper
intensely hot roasted chile pepper
Anne Fishbein

fried tacos barbacoa
fried tacos barbacoa
Anne Fishbein

Tortas Ahogadas Radillo, San Fernando
Tortas Ahogadas Radillo, San Fernando
Anne Fishbein

Tortas Ahogadas Radillo, San Fernando
Tortas Ahogadas Radillo, San Fernando
Anne Fishbein

Photorealist painting on display in the dining room
Photorealist painting on display in the dining room
Anne Fishbein

Tortas Ahogadas Las Originales, San Fernando
Tortas Ahogadas Las Originales, San Fernando
Anne Fishbein

Tacos Los Toritos, Sylmar
Tacos Los Toritos, Sylmar
Anne Fishbein