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Dedicated to pursuing food history and supporting culinary collections at the Los Angeles Public Library

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  • 08/17/13--10:35: 2013 Used Cookbook Sale
  • Sunday, August 25th, 2013

    8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Location: Hollywood Farmers’ Market, 1600 Ivar Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Event chair: Billie Connor-Dominguez

    Free and open to the public, remember to bring your wallet!

    We will also have magazines, culinary ephemera, menus, etc.

    Parking is available at the ArcLight Theatre on Sunset: the . . . → Read More: 2013 Used Cookbook Sale


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    Sunday, October 20th, 2013, Noon to 4:00 PM San Gabriel Mission 324 S Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776 Members Only – Reservations Required

    We will enjoy dishes closely representing what was consumed during the times of Father Serra and the California Missions.

    MENU Appetizers Olives (use California varieties) Cheese slices/cubes (Monterey Jack, Cotija, . . . → Read More: Members Only Fall Event: Tricentennial celebration of Father Junipero Serra.

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    Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles CA 90071 Free and open to the public

    Join Authors Anne Willan and Amy Friedman as they discuss Anne’s new book, One Soufflé at a Time: A Memoir of Food and France with Recipes. . . . → Read More: Anne Willan and Amy Friedman a Conversation on “Whisking up One Souffle at a Time” (VIDEO)


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    Betty Fussell

    Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles CA 90071 Free and open to the public

    Food remains at the center of our continued speedy technological transformation from cowboys to celebrity chefs. America’s inborn contradictions between rugged individualism and corporate . . . → Read More: Betty Fussell on “Eating America: From Iron Horse to Iron Chef”


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    On September 14th, CHSC members joined Linda Lau Anusasanan for a Hakka lunch after her talk on “Soul Food of the Chinese Nomads.” Click to view slideshow.There are no restaurants in the greater Los Angeles area that regularly serve Hakka cuisine, but we were able to arrange a special eight-course menu at Ocean Seafood in . . . → Read More: Hakka Lunch with Linda Lau Anusasanan


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    Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 2:00 PM at the Pacific Palisades Library 861 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades CA 90272 Free and open to the public Bruce Kraig speaking on… “Sacred Tamales, and Other Mexican Traditions”

    This is an exciting time for Mexican cuisine—in the United States, in Mexico, and internationally, which is well on . . . → Read More: Sacred Tamales, and Other Mexican Traditions (Non-CHSC event)


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    Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles CA 90071 Free and open to the public

    Is industrially processed food addictive, unhealthy, unsafe, and destructive of family values as many nutritionists, economists, development specialists, and members of the food movement have asserted? . . . → Read More: Rachel Laudan, “What’s Not to Love About Modern Industrially Processed Foods?: An Historical Perspective”


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    Friday, December 20, 2013, at 6:30 PM $95 per person, reservations required Hands-on cooking experience includes wine, Dickens flaming punch

    Tonight we are elevating the Christmas spirit with an elegant menu reflective of how the upper crust once dined during the Dickens era. Charles Dickens wrote extensively about food and in today’s time would . . . → Read More: DINING WITH DICKENS (Non CHSC Event)


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    Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 7:00 PM $25 per person, including three cocktails and entertainment (Over 21 only) reservations required Click here for more information

    On December 5th, the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, join Richard Foss and the Brad Kay Regressive Jazz Quartet for an evening of food, beverages, music, and . . . → Read More: Repeal Day Lecture (Non CHSC Event)


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    Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 2:00 PM at the Pacific Palisades Public Library 861 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades CA 90272 Free and open to the public Richard Foss speaks on… “Food and Etiquette At The Victorian Table”

    Charles Dickens obviously appreciated a good meal – he writes lyrically about good dinners, and . . . → Read More: Richard Foss speaks on… “Food and Etiquette At The Victorian Table”


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    Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles CA 90071 Free and open to the public

    Inveterate travelers and authors Robert Carmack and Morrison Polkinghorne are experts on pan-Asian cooking and they will take us on a journey through Myanmar’s foods. In . . . → Read More: Robert Carmack and Morrison Polkinghorne, “The Flavors of Burma: Land of a Million Pagodas”


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    Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles CA 90071 Free and open to the public

    Medieval Arab banquets focused on aroma – not only of the food, which was proverbially rich with the scents of herbs, spices, fruits and flowers, but . . . → Read More: Charles Perry’s 2014 Lecture “A Feast for the Nose: the Perfumed Banquet in Old Damascus.”


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    Saturday, Febuary 8, 2014, at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles CA 90071 Free and open to the public

    New Orleans is home to a singular and globally recognized cuisine. Crescent City foodways, however, are often misunderstood. Food and drink historian Liz Williams, author of . . . → Read More: Liz Williams and Philip Dobard, “Eating New Orleans: The Crescent City’s Evolving Cuisine”


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    Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles CA 90071 Free and open to the public

    Food Preservation is something that most of us take for granted. We have access to fresh food twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week without . . . → Read More: Ernest Miller, “The Rise. Decline and Rise of Food Preservation”


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    Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles CA 90071 Free and open to the public

    During the Gold Rush, many of those unable to mine for gold made a good living “mining the miners” – catering to the miners’ desire to . . . → Read More: Erica J. Peters, “Culinary Trends in Gold Rush San Francisco…with Molasses on Top”


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    Rabbi Jeff Marx, “The Whole Schmear: The Creation of Cream Cheese in America”

    Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Taper Auditorium Downtown Central Library, 630 W. 5th St. Free and open to the public

    Where did cream cheese come from and how did it get to be a Jewish . . . → Read More: Rabbi Jeff Marx, “The Whole Schmear: The Creation of Cream Cheese in America”


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    Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Taper Auditorium Downtown Central Library, 630 W. 5th St. Free and open to the public

    Existing currently as two countries joined at the hip, India and Pakistan were, until August of 1947, one nation, India. Though politics reshaped the region’s map, core . . . → Read More: Prem Souri Kishore and Farhana Sahibzada: “India & Pakistan: Divided by Borders, United by Taste”


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    See Sheila’s Chop Suey recipe from our April meeting


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    Sheila’s India & Pakistan Recipes from our June 2014 meeting


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  • 06/18/14--07:42: 2014 Used Cookbook Sale
  • Sunday, August 24th, 2014

    8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Location: Hollywood Farmers’ Market, 1600 Ivar Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Event chair: Billie Connor-Dominguez

    Free and open to the public, remember to bring your wallet!

    We will also have magazines, culinary ephemera, menus, etc.

    Parking is available at the ArcLight Theatre on Sunset: the . . . → Read More: 2014 Used Cookbook Sale


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