A revolution driven by the palate

City of Gold is a 2015 documentary film directed by American director Laura Gabbert. The film chronicles food critic Jonathan Gold and the impact of his writings on Los Angeles culture and beyond.

In this rich documentary adventure, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold lifts the curtain on the perceived superficiality of Los Angeles and shows us a real and living world where ethnic food is an ever-changing gateway to the mysteries of a soggy city. As hot plates are served, stories of immigrants whose secret family recipes are like sacred offerings are promised for an opportunity to build their American Dream. With endless curiosity, keen intelligence, and existential longing, Gold records as a culinary geographer who shines a light on a vibrant and growing cultural movement where food is the gateway to experience how we live.