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Event Announcement: Culinary Historians of Southern California

The Culinary Historians of Southern California have alerted us to several upcoming events that may be of interest to you.

Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 10:30 am
FROM OUR VALENTINE: See’s, A Sweet Success Since 1921
Local See’s Sales Representative Jody Scott will discuss the history of See’s Candy, Southern California’s favorite confectioner.  Highlights will include a short film and product samples following the lecture. (Central Library Auditorium)

Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 2:00 pm
Screening of “Mildred Pierce” and a talk by Charles Perry on “Mildred Pierce: The suffering Pie Queen as Restaurateur.
CHSC will host a pie raffle at the 2:00 screening (film also screens at 8:00 pm). The screening will be held at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Grand Blvd, Glendale 91203. Admission: $9.50; children and seniors $8.00. For film information, call 818.243.2539; for pie information, or to volunteer your favorite homemade pie for the raffle, call 626.799.5314 or 626.355.6536.

Monday, April 11, 2005 at 7:00 pm
Although this is not a CHSC program, the CHSC reminds us that Ruth Reichl, Editor in Chief of Gourmet, will be speaking at the Central Library through the Library Foundation’s lecture series, Aloud. The title of the bestselling memoirist’s conversation with journalist Irene Borger is “Dancing with the Stars” and reveals Ms. Reichl’s “adventures in deception” as she goes undercover in the world’s finest restaurants. These adventures are the subject of Ms. Reichl’s latest memoir, Garlic and Sapphires. The program is free. Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call 213.228.7025.

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