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Dedicated to pursuing food history and supporting culinary collections at the Los Angeles Public Library
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  • 08/30/15--16:59: 2015 Members Only Fall Event
  • Sunday, September 20, 2015, from Noon to 4:00 PM Raleigh Studios, Hollywood Members Only, $35 per person For further details call Grace Bauer (504) 450-5745 or Janet Fahey (626) 827-5615

    All recipes are from the 1915 Pan-Pacific Cookbook (PPC) published in San Francisco. Each recipe is presented verbatim in italics with its original PPC . . . → Read More: 2015 Members Only Fall Event


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    Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Taper Auditorium Downtown Central Library, 630 W. 5th St. Free and open to the public Ricardo Zarate on… “PERU: Five Thousand Years of Fusion”

    Ricardo Zarate

    Peruvian food is a blend of indigenous, European and Asian flavors. Chef Ricardo Zarate walks us . . . → Read More: Ricardo Zarate on “PERU: Five Thousand Years of Fusion”

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    Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Taper Auditorium Downtown Central Library, 630 W. 5th St. Free and open to the public Charles Perry on… “Dried, Frozen and Rotted: Food Preservation in Northern Eurasia”

    Once you head inland from the great Eurasian civilizations — Europe, the Middle East, India . . . → Read More: Charles Perry, “Dried, Frozen and Rotted: Food Preservation in Northern Eurasia”


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    CHSC November 14, 2015 at the Getty Center Members Only Event! Nancy Zaslavsky leads a panel discussion on the Getty’s exhibitions about food, “Edible Delights in History” with Getty curators Marcia Reed and Christine Sciacca, and noted culinary authority Anne Willan.


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    Saturday, February 13th, 2016 at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Taper Auditorium Downtown Central Library, 630 W. 5th St. Free and open to the public Albert Sonnenfeld on… “Global Warning: Macrowaves on Stormy Restaurant Seas”

    Albert Sonnenfeld

    “As a sometime culinary Luddite, I shall discuss (in a light hearted unjargonistic way) globalization . . . → Read More: Albert Sonnenfeld, “Global Warning: Macrowaves on Stormy Restaurant Seas”

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    Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Taper Auditorium Downtown Central Library, 630 W. 5th St. Free and open to the public Deborah Prinz on… “On the Chocolate Trail: Faith Diffused Chocolate Around the World”

    Deborah Prinz

    The next time you pick up a piece of chocolate consider that . . . → Read More: Deborah Prinz, “On the Chocolate Trail: Faith Diffused Chocolate Around the World”

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    Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 – 6:00 to 8:30 PM TiGeorges’ Chicken – 309 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026 Members Only Event $45.00 per person (price includes tax and a modest tip) There are only fifty spaces, so reserve soon

    The cuisine of Haiti is one of the most distinctive in the Caribbean, . . . → Read More: Culinary Historians Haitian Dinner at Ti-George’s in Echo Park


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    Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Taper Auditorium Downtown Central Library, 630 W. 5th St. Free and open to the public Andy Smith on… “Fast Food: A Global Perspective”

    For better and worse, fast food is the most pervasive culinary trend of our time. At its heart are . . . → Read More: Andrew F. Smith, “Fast Food: A Global Perspective”


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    Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Taper Auditorium Downtown Central Library, 630 W. 5th St. Free and open to the public Andy Smith on… “Fast Food: A Global Perspective”

    Liz Pollock

    Liz Pollock, owner of The Cook’s Bookcase, presents a talk featuring works written by legendary Julia Child . . . → Read More: Liz Pollock “Julia Child: A Well-Thumbed Checklist of Books and Ephemera”

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    Saturday, June 1th, 2016 at 10:30 AM Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Taper Auditorium Downtown Central Library, 630 W. 5th St. Free and open to the public Amelia Saltsman on… “This is Jewish Food? Who Knew?”

    Amelia Saltsman traces the delicious thread of Jewish food from its biblical roots to today’s focus on seasonality . . . → Read More: Amelia Saltsman on “This is Jewish Food? Who Knew?”