New Documentary Examines the History of Italian Cuisine in Los Angeles

Nov 20, 2021 831

BY: Karin E. Baker

If you're an LA history nerd, you won't want to miss "La Cucina Italiana in Los Angeles: An Italian & American Story." This new documentary traces the emergence and evolution of Italian-American cuisine in the City of Angels from the late 19th century to 2021.

Interviews with culinary figureheads including Nancy Silverton, Piero Selvaggio, Gino Angelini, Evan Funke, Angelo Auriana, Francesco Zimone, and more shed light on the fascinating stories behind Italian food in LA. Did you know Olvera Street was once also known as Wine Street? How San Antonio Winery, LA's oldest winery dating back to 1917, managed to survive Prohibition? 

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