PODCAST: Former LA Times food editor Russ Parsons talks all things food

For nearly three decades, Long Beach resident Russ Parsons served as food editor at the Los Angeles Times, overseeing and working with tons of critics, researchers, and writers, including the late and great Jonathan Gold. Brian Addison and Steve Lowery, sitting in for Sarah Bennett, sit down with the retired editor to talk about everything from his massive culinary collection housed at the Long Beach Public Library to how food journalism has changed.

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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 19 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. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.