Asian Americans utilize social media more than any other ethnic group in the United States. This may explain why there appears to be a disproportionate number of Asian American food bloggers and “Yelpers” in Los Angeles. This panel explores the growing influence and role of Asian Americans in contemporary Los Angeles food trends. Are Asians Americans truly the new “taste-makers” in Los Angeles, or even nationally?
- Cathy Chaplin, writer of ” The Food Lover’s Guide to Los Angeles” and creator of gastronomyblog.com.
- Robert Ji-Song Ku, editor of Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader and Assistant Professor,Asian American Studies, Binghamton University.
- Anita Lau, of http://madhungrywoman.com/ and prolific yelp reviewer.
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