Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Jewish Community Library
Address: 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 567-3327
Speaker: Bob Kann, author of A Recipe for Success: Lizzie Kander and Her Cookbook (2014), will share stories about Kander, her cookbook, and growing up Jewish in America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Kander developed the Settlement Cookbook to help Jewish immigrant girls learn American-style cooking. The book's proceeds helped build Milwaukee's first Settlement House and later the Jewish Community Center. With forty editions since 1903, The Settlement Cookbook became one of the most successful fundraising cookbooks in history, selling more than two million copies. Attendees of this free event are encouraged to bring their own Settlement Cookbooks and share their stories.
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19 May 2016
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19 March 2016
Speaker: Thomas Parker (Vassar College), author of Tasting French Terroir: The History of an Idea (2015).
13 February 2016
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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.
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