To Live and Dine in L.A.:
A Live Mixtape
In the summer of 2015, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles presented “To Live and Dine in L.A.: A Live Mixtape” at The Regent Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Hip hop artist Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples), chef Roy Choi, and USC professor Josh Kun hosted an unparalleled Los Angeles evening, where beats and rhymes (and jarocho and opera) met food history and a discussion of food justice. Through music, film, storytelling, and more, an all-star line-up of very special guests took the audience on a journey through the menu collection of the Los Angeles Public Library and also shined an important light on the issues of food insecurity currently facing the city.