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Event Announcement: Culinary Historians of Southern California

The Culinary Historians of Southern California have reminded us of the following events, all to be held at the Los Angeles Central Library:

March 11: Charles Perry will speak on “200 Years of Santa Monica Food” with colorful anecdotes from Herminia Reyes (b. 1880), the granddaughter of Don Ysidro Reyes, the first Spanish settler in Santa Monica Canyon. Charles’s talk covers everything from the Gabrielino Indian diet to restaurants of the 1960s. Event begins at 10:30am.

April 8: Elizabeth Cox will speak on the subject “California Pioneer Cuisine: Every Recipe Tells a Story”

May 13: Paul Aratow, translator of the 1927 French classic, will discuss La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E. Saint-Ange: The Original Companion for French Home Cooking.

For more information on these events, and to confirm the times and locations, please contact the Central Library at 213.228.7201.