The Culinary Historians of Southern California, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles convivium of Slow Food will be hosting an evening with Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky.
In “A Feast of Words,” avid cookbook collectors Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky will bring history to life with slides and a discussion of five centuries of cookbooks from Italy, France, and England. They will consider celebrity cooks of the past, as well as dishes, the people who ate them, and how national cultures are reflected in the cookbooks themselves.
When: Thursday, October 14, 2004 from 6:15pm – 8:30pm
Where: The Mark Taper Auditorium of the Los Angeles Central Library (630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles 90071)
Cost: $15 for CHSC, IACP, and Slow Food members; $20 for nonmembers, payable at the door. Please bring your IACP or Slow Food membership card. Cash and checks only, no credit cards.
In addition to the program (with slides), Anne Willan will sign copies of her new book, The Good Cook, and there will be a wine reception with hors d’oeuvres provided by Angeli Caffe, Cafe Pinot, Campanile, Ciudad, and Water Grill (at time of this posting).
RSVP by October 12 by calling Denise Resetar at 818.223.0483 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave your name, telephone number, number of people in your party, and organization affiliation.
A portion of this evening’s revenue will be donated to Endangered Treasures, a cookbook preservation fund of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Foundation in the name of Julia Child for books to be restored at the Central Los Angeles Public Library.
Parking at the Central Library is $1.00 at 524 S. Flower St., with validation at the event. Without validation, and after 9:00 pm, parking is $7.00. For more library information, call 213.228.7201.