Los Angeles' Nancy Zaslavsky is well-known for her expertise in Mexican cooking, including having written several cookbooks and leading regular field trips to regional market towns. Don't ask why it took her so long to get around to doing the same here in her home town, just be glad she's finally done it.
Saturday, Feb. 2, Zaslavsky will lead a carpool tour group through some of the high points of Southern California's Mexican culinary scene. There will be stops at the wholesale food markets downtown, bakeries for pan dulce and tamales, the legendary Alameda Swap Meet, and finally lunch at Bell's beloved La Casita Mexicana.
Tickets are $95. For more information, contact Zaslavsky at firstname.lastname@example.org. [UPDATED: An earlier version of this story said tickets were $75]