Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “Jamming Through the Ages,” featuring Christina Sleeper, at 10:30 am March 21, in the Neil Morgan Auditorium of the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. 


Sleeper will entertain her audience as she relates the story of how a solution to the problem of saving tasty fresh fruits and vegetables evolved into a popular mealtime staple — jam, now enjoyed for its many unique and delicious flavors even when fresh produce is available. How long has this been going on?  How does the process work, and how difficult is it?  This California-certified Master Food Preserver and jam maker will answer all in her lively presentation.

Christina Sleeper is a unique Los Angeles triple threat — chef, host, entrepreneur.  This multi-disciplinary approach has informed her culinary endeavors for more than 25 years.  Her food curiosity began in her Lorain, Ohio childhood, in a city comprised of immigrants from more than 55 countries.  This early exposure to diverse cultures and cuisines fueled a passion for authenticity in flavor that’s become the cornerstone of everything she does. 


A professional caterer and event planner, she founded Sleepers, a gourmet food company which features her original-recipe seasonings, jams and teas.  As COO of this thriving family business, she develops new products, writes recipes and curates special events. 


Christina is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a BA in Communications and Journalism, a seasoned host and SAG-AFTRA member, Certified Master Food Preserver, Slow Food Preservation Advisor, and guest lecturer around the country.  Her first book, Jamming through the Ages, will be published this year.


The event is free and open to the public.  A tasting will follow the presentation.

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March 21, 2020 - "Jamming Through the Ages”
- Christina Sleeper

The public is invited to join us for presentations on the 3rd Saturday of most months, starting at 10.30am. 


The meetings are held in the Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Boulevard, 92101. 

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