Food, Health, and Culture in Latino Los Angeles explores the history of Latino cuisine in Los Angeles and the contemporary Latino food scene, one that sharply contrasts with urban Latino neighborhoods where access to affordable, healthy food is a struggle. This book offers solutions such as expanding urban agriculture and legalizing street vendors.
SARAH PORTNOY is an assistant professor of teaching in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Southern California. She has been researching, teaching, and publishing about Latino cuisine, culinary culture, and food policy for the past several years. She published a chapter in Global Latin America co-authored with food historian Jeffrey Pilcher, an entry on authenticity in food in The Encyclopedia of Food Issues, and an entry on Latino cuisine in the Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies.
Sponsored by the USC Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the USC Libraries