> Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States,” featuring James Beard Award-winning author Andrew Coe, at 10:30 a.m., September 16, in the Neil Morgan Auditorium of the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Boulevard.
Andrew Coe is a writer and independent scholar specializing in culinary history. Besides winning the 2017 James Beard Award Foundation with his co-author and wife Jane Ziegelman for their “A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression,” Coe was a finalist for his ground-breaking work on Chinese Food in America. Chop Suey: A Culteral History of Chinese Food in the United States was named one of the best food books of the year by the Financial Times.
Coe has written books, articles ,and blog posts on everything from the ancient history of foie gras to the secret criminal past of chocolate egg creams to where to buy the tastiest bread in New York City.
He and his wife live in Brooklyn with their two children.
The event is free and open to the public.