Culinary Historians of Northern California
Culinary Historians of Northern California

Upcoming Event:

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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Unless otherwise noted, all CHoNC events are free and open to the public.

Past Events

2020

 

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

Omnivore Books

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

Omnivore Books

Speaker: Peter Hertzmann, author of 50 Ways to Cook a Carrot (2020) and Knife Skills Illustrated: A User's Manual (2007).

 

2019

 

15 December 2019

Napa

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

Omnivore Books

Speaker: Derek Sandhaus, author of Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World's Oldest Drinking Culture (2019).

 

15 October 2019

Omnivore Books

Speaker: Lenore Newman, author of Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food (2019).

 

28 September 2019

Omnivore Books

Speaker: Carole Bumpus, author of Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table (2019).

 

29 August 2019

Omnivore Books

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

Omnivore Books

Speakers: Gillian Ewing & Clare Gupta, editors of Nourish: The Revitalization of Foodways in Hawaii (2019).

 

23 May 2019

Omnivore Books

Speaker: Nandita Godbole, author of Roti: 40 Classic Indian Breads & Sides (2019).

 

20 April 2019

Omnivore Books

Speaker: Marlena Spieler, author of A Taste of Naples: Neapolitan Culture, Cuisine, and Cooking (2018).

 

28 March 2019

Omnivore Books

Speaker: Katie Parla, author of Food of the Italian South; Recipes for Classic, Disappearing, and Lost Dishes (2019).

 

2 February 2019

Omnivore Books

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. 
 

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