Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 social distancing measures, our March event at the Jewish Community Library has been postponed until a future date (TBA). See: https://www.jewishlearningworks.org/events/2020/3/15/a-slippery-slope-jews-schmaltz-and-crisco-in-the-age-of-industrial-food-with-rachel-b-gross
Update: the April 2020 event field trip to the Legion of Honor Museum has been canceled.
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15 March 2020 - postponed, date TBA
Jewish Community Library
Speaker: Rachel B. Gross, Assistant Professor in the Department of Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University, speaking on "Jews, Schmaltz, and Crisco in the Age of Industrial Food."
29 February 2020
Speaker: Darra Goldstein, Professor of Russian (Emerita) at Williams College, editor-in-chief of CURED Magazine, and author of many books, including Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore (2020).
16 January 2020
Speaker: Peter Hertzmann, author of 50 Ways to Cook a Carrot (2020) and Knife Skills Illustrated: A User's Manual (2007).
15 December 2019
Speaker: Robert Brower, an expert on the history and traditions associated with "Sunday Gravy," and author of the Introduction to the 2005 Applewood Press reprint of Simple Italian Cookery (1912), the first English-language Italian cookbook published in America.
3 November 2019
Speaker: Derek Sandhaus, author of Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World's Oldest Drinking Culture (2019).
15 October 2019
Speaker: Lenore Newman, author of Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food (2019).
28 September 2019
Speaker: Carole Bumpus, author of Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table (2019).
29 August 2019
Speaker: Carolyn Tillie, author of A Feast for the Eyes: Edible Art from Apple to Zucchini (2019).
28 July 2019
Landmark Theaters, Albany Twin
Film Screening: Abe (2019) is about a twelve-year-old Brooklynite navigating the clash of cultures in his Jewish/Muslim family. The film was made by Brazilian director Fernando Grostein Andrade and was shown as part of the annual SF Jewish Film Festival.
22 June 2019
Speakers: Gillian Ewing & Clare Gupta, editors of Nourish: The Revitalization of Foodways in Hawaii (2019).
23 May 2019
Speaker: Nandita Godbole, author of Roti: 40 Classic Indian Breads & Sides (2019).
20 April 2019
Speaker: Marlena Spieler, author of A Taste of Naples: Neapolitan Culture, Cuisine, and Cooking (2018).
28 March 2019
Speaker: Katie Parla, author of Food of the Italian South; Recipes for Classic, Disappearing, and Lost Dishes (2019).
2 February 2019
Speaker: Alison Pearlman, author of May We Suggest: Restaurant Menus and the Art of Persuasion (2018).
25 January 2019
Treasure Island Museum
Event: "Enjoying and Exploring Food at the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939," with Pam Elder and Erica J. Peters of the Culinary Historians of Northern California.
The Culinary Historians of Northern California is a non-profit educational organization focused on the role of food and drink in human history. The purpose of this
group is to encourage informal exchanges and conversations among people living in Northern California who work on and/or like to talk about culinary history.