Southern California : A Culinary Photo Journal - Nate Gray

Southern California : A Culinary Photo Journal

By Nate Gray

  • Release Date: 2012-09-03
  • Genre: Regional & Ethnic
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings


Southern California is home to one of the most diverse food cultures in existence, with people of every background and every nationality living side by side... along with their traditions, ingredients and recipes. Hundreds of towns and thousands of neighborhoods, each with their own local character, form an ever-changing mosaic. This selection of photographs documents a personal discovery of the food cultures of Southern California over a period of five years. Visiting many of the markets, food vendors and restaurants that give Southern California a unique quality. It is the world, in a single bowl. ( Contains 180 photographs from Los Angeles County, Orange County and beyond from 2007 to 2012. )


  • Living Vicariously

    By chickendandy33
    Photos and descriptions allow readers to feel life in Southern California. Those of us who are unlikely to travel to many of these places anytime soon (if ever) appreciate the opportunity to experience the colors, imagine the smells and sounds, and take in the sights that each photo presents. I live vicariously throught Nate’s photo journals.
  • Exotic journey through Los Angeles

    By bdumbeyond
    Nate Gray's love and curiousity of food is evident in each beautiful photo. The variety and uniqueness of the foods are unbelievable. It's a Los Angeles few experience.
  • A Symphony of Colors 4 Taste Buds

    By Sone-Woods-Phila
    An up-and-close look at foods from all angles. Nate's captured the essence & beauty in foods, which is why we cook in the first place. I will definitely have to visit Southern California soon!
  • Textures and colors

    By Aceandcups
    What this book offers is a series of textures, close up images of fruits, wraps, burritos and everything that makes Los Angeles the unique hodgepodge of cuisines and snacks, the food Mecca. Some of the images take place in markets, ethnic markets to some, that specialize in groceries with strange labels, colorful liquids and interesting contents, all of which are the norm for people of that culture. Who knows, maybe American brands look just as strange to those outside of North America. The end of this ebook offers descriptions of each image, while certain markets stand out with their colorful facades, the book also gives up their names. In all it's a unique look at the Los Angeles most would overlook, even if those people have lived here all their lives.