Food

Angelenos among '50 Most Powerful People in Food'

Colman Andrews and the other editors of his new site The Daily Meal have sat down and chosen what they call America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food. It's more than a lazy listing of hot chefs of the moment; the 50 include corporate and government officials, journalists and others who shape the food business. Examples: The creator of Open Table, the heads of PETA and United Farm Workers, and Steve Jobs at #5: "With the introduction of the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and the iPad, Jobs gave consumers a whole new way to learn about restaurants, recipes, and more." L.A.-centrics on the list include Wolfgang Puck (#13), Oprah Winfrey if you wish (21), Nobu Matsuhisa (41), Jonathan Gold (46) and former Angeleno Ruth Reichl (39.)

L.A. restaurant history: Andrews has written a fun remembrance in the current Los Angeles magazine of Chasen's and other restaurants his Hollywood parents patronized when he was a kid.


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