Some of the finest chefs in Los Angeles acknowledge wisdom from their mothers and grandmothers as the start of their interest in culinary careers. Among other advice, mothers and grandmothers passed on a love of fresh ingredients and the importance of understanding and cultivating taste. "My mom and grandma were my first food mentors and taught me to love everything about food," said Short Cake's Hourie Sahakian.

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