PODCAST: Why all SoCal food is fusion food w/ Chef Beeline Krouch of Chinitos Tacos

What do we really mean when we call a dish “authentic”? The fact of the matter is that every single food we eat is a fusion of some sort—and no place exemplifies that more than SoCal and its seemingly endless spectrum of cuisines. Brian Addison and Sarah Bennett sit down with a master of fusion, Chef Beeline Krouch of Chinitos Tacos, to talk about his Mexican-meets-Asian grub, growing up in Long Beach, and stepping into the wild suburb of Lakewood.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 16 nominations and two additional wins for Best Political Commentary for his work at KCET and Best Blog for Longbeachize, a section of the Long Beach Post. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.