The Taste, our annual Labor Day weekend food festival, is back

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The Taste, the Los Angeles Times’
annual Labor Day weekend food festival, begins Friday night
at the Paramount Studios backlot in Hollywood.

The festival celebrates the city’s diverse culinary scene with unlimited
tastes from some of L.A.’s
best chefs and restaurants including Osteria Mozza, Burritos La Palma, the Manufactory,
Sichuan Impression, Lasa, Guelaguetza,
the Bazaar, Ronan, Chichen Itza
and Triple Beam Pizza.

The three-night event
will also include demos and talks with chefs and members of the newspaper’s
Food staff.

On Friday, Food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson and Cooking Editor Genevieve Ko will demonstrate how to build a boba cake, and the Pasta Sisters’ Paola Da Re and Giorgia Sinatra, along with
Chiara Soldati of La Scolca will
host an Italian cooking demo and wine discussion.

On Saturday, Jazz Singsanong and Sugar Sungkamee from Jitlada in Thai Town
will host a cooking demo;
later that evening, Ototo’s Courtney Kaplan will discuss sake.

On Sunday, there will be cooking demonstrations from Jorge Alvarez-Tostado and Victor Delgado, the duo behind downtown taqueria
Tacos 1986; Chris Bianco of Tartine Bianco at the Manufactory;
and Teresa Montaño of Otoño in Highland Park.
There also will be a mocktail demonstration with Tobin Shea, a bartender at Redbird.

All three evenings will feature plenty of sips from wineries, breweries and distilleries. Find
more information and buy
tickets at





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