Old Recipes in the Kitchen - Los Angeles - Sat, May 8th

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Old cookbooks are filled with history and deliciousness. When I open an old cookbook, I instantly think about the people who created the meal. How in the heck did they do this without a Kitchen Aid? Did they wear a frilly apron? Did the children help? And, how did it taste?! Los Angeles peeps, I hope you can make it to this discussion on Saturday! - mary

This Saturday, you can explore the world of antiquarian cookbooks with a program of the Culinary Historians of Southern California.

Here are the details:

Culinary Historians of Southern California (CHSC)
present Ann Willan
Old Recipes in the Kitchen

Saturday, May 8th, 10:30 a.m. at the Los Angeles Public Library
Downtown Central Library, 630 W. 5th St. - Free and open to the public

Internationally renowned cooking authority Anne Willan and her husband Mark Cherniavsky have been collecting antiquarian cookbooks for many years, and theirs is a vibrant working collection. Speaking at the Los Angeles Public Library on May 8th, Anne will bring these cookbooks and their recipes to life, discussing how she tests historical recipes and adapts their instructions for the modern kitchen. Old cookbooks “are windows into the kitchens of great lords, kings, even popes,” Anne says. “Recreation of these recipes in a modern kitchen can bring many delights. The dishes are often delicious but sometimes disastrous; usually quite strange, and fascinating.”

A reception with refreshments will follow the talk at approximately 11:30.

The Culinary Historians of Southern California (CHSC) is a not-for-profit organization that supports the culinary collections at the Los Angeles Public Library.
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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

That sounds so interesting. Unfortunately I live too far away to attend.

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