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Jonathan Kauffman

Jonathan Kauffman is a San Francisco-based writer who specializes in restaurants and food culture. He was the restaurant critic at the East Bay Express, Seattle Weekly, and SF Weekly, as well as the San Francisco editor at Tasting Table, before joining the San Francisco Chronicle as a staff writer.

His restaurant reviews and reporting on food issues — avian flu, pig slaughter classes, shark-fin bans — have won numerous awards.

The Masters of Masa

The Masters of Masa

For its February 2014 issue, San Francisco magazine asked John Birdsall and me to spend two months chronicling the state of Mexican food in the Bay Area. This was no burrito roundup: We covered family-style restaurants primarily serving the Mexican American…