Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Omnivore Books
Address: 3885 Cesar Chavez St., SF, CA 94131
Phone: (415) 282-4712
Speaker: Andrew Coe, author of the well-respected Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States, will speak about the new book he co-authored with Jane Ziegelman: A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression (Harper, 2016). Before 1929, America’s relationship with food was defined by abundance. Then the collapse of the economy left a quarter of all Americans out of work and undernourished—shattering long-held assumptions about food and well-being in America. A Square Meal examines the impact of economic contraction and environmental disaster on how Americans ate then—and the lessons and insights those experiences may hold for us today.
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29 January 2017
Jewish Community Library
Speaker: Bob Kann, author of A Recipe for Success, about Lizzie Kander and the many editions of her Settlement Cookbooks.
8 December 2016
Speaker: Elaine Khosrova, author of Butter: A Rich History (2016).
3 November 2016
Speaker: George Geary, author of L.A.'s Legendary Restaurants: Celebrating the Famous Places Where Hollywood Ate, Drank, and Played (2016).
20 October 2016
Speaker: Naomi Duguid, author of Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan (2016).
29 September 2016
Speaker: Steven Grasse, author of Colonial Spirits: A Toast to our Drunken History (2016).
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).