The first part of March was kind of loaded with interesting food news. Like a squirrel, I saved up the good stuff for this “Leftovers” post.
“LA Heat” at the Chinese American Museum in downtown Los Angeles looks like a fabulous exhibit on hot sauce art. Specifically, how Asian Sriracha and Mexican Tapatio has affected Los Angeles. Both are homegrown in LA and now major brands in the United States, rivals to Heinz Ketchup and French’s yellow mustard.
The show curator selected a diversity of artists for the exhibit, including Sandra Low, Daniel Gonzalez (above), and Trinh Mai. The roster of supporters reflects LA too, with folks like my friend Randy Clemens (author of the Sriracha Cookbook) helping to sponsor the exhibit.
Catch the exhibit if you’re in Los Angeles. The museum also has great exhibits on the history of Chinese communities in Los Angeles. The building is cool. Chinese food is within walking distance, as is charming Olvera Street.