There is a wealth of great information about Los Angeles, food, restaurants, and cooking on the web. These are a few of the essentials:

L.A. Times Daily Dish
The Los Angeles Times’ daily blog about food and the city
Epicurious Food Dictionary
A compendium of over 4000 culinary terms
Food Timeline
A timeline charting the history of various foods and recipes
Good Food with Evan Kleiman
KCRW’s weekly one-hour radio program about the food and culture.

Good food is always best shared with others. Here are some local, national, and international food-related organizations and communities:

Slow Food Los Angeles
A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of locally-produced food and its accompanying traditions
Fallen Fruit
A group that provides information about L.A.’s public fruit trees
The Culinary Historians of Southern California
An organization “dedicated to pursuing food history and supporting the culinary collections at the Los Angeles Public Library”
Los Angeles Community Garden Council
A consortium of over 60 Los Angeles community gardens

We’re certainly not the only ones scouring the city for the best food out there. Here are some of our favorite L.A. based food blogs.

Eating L.A. 
A top L.A. food blog written by Variety senior editor Pat Saperstein
The Burrito Blog
A hilarious food blog about the search for the best burrito

Resources & Information
Here are some additional websites that provide pertinent information and/or services:

Farmers’ Markets
Provides a full list of Los Angeles area farmers’ markets
Online Reservations
Offers immediate online reservations for many Los Angeles restaurants
Dine L.A.
Another source for information about Los Angeles restaurants and the special events they host