Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Omnivore Books (Noe Valley)
Address: 3885 Cesar Chavez St, San Francisco, CA 94131
Phone: (415) 282-4712
Speaker: Steven Grasse, author of Colonial Spirits: A Toast To Our Drunken History (September, 2016). The cocktail as we know it only emerged during the Industrial Revolution. So what did the first Americans drink? Author and spirits expert Steven Grasse explores the roots of American ingenuity.
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18 August 2016
Swedish American Hall
Event: "Twentieth-Century Restaurant Culture in San Francisco," with speaker Erica J. Peters.
22 July 2016
Speaker: Ursula Heinzelmann, author of Beyond Bratwurst: A History of Food in Germany (2014).
16 June 2016
Speakers: Shanna Farrell (of Berkeley's Oral History Center) in a conversation with Arthur Hartunian and Arne Hillesland, two of the distillers featured in Distilled Stories: California Artisans Behind the Spirits (2016).
19 May 2016
Mechanics' Institute of San Francisco
Speaker: Taryn Edwards spoke on wines and spirits featured at the nineteenth-century Mechanics' Institute's Industrial Expositions.
12 May 2016
Speaker: Adrian Miller, author of the James Beard award-winning Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time (2013).
28 April 2016
Speaker: Katie Parla, author of Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City (2016).
19 March 2016
Speaker: Thomas Parker (Vassar College), author of Tasting French Terroir: The History of an Idea (2015).
13 February 2016
University of the Pacific, San Francisco
Speaker: Adrienne Rose Johnson (Ph.D. candidate at Stanford and Visiting Scholar in NYU's Dept. of Food Studies, Nutrition and Public Health) spoke on the history of food fads and dieting culture.
20 January 2016
Speaker: Bee Wilson, author of First Bite: How We Learn to Eat (Basic Books, 2015).