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

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


Next Public Meeting

On Saturday, September 19, at 10.30 am, Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “Tagines,” featuring Kitty Morse via ZOOM from her kitchen.  Kitty will present a historical and culinary overview of Morocco’s iconic stews . . . and much more.

Kitty grew up in Casablanca and is a lifelong fan of these slow-cooked sweet or savory stews.  She’ll share her secrets of preparation and chat with her audience following the presentation.

Kitty Morse was born in Casablanca of a French mother and British father and came to the United States in 1964. She earned her Master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kitty is the author of nine cookbooks and a memoir, Mint Tea and Minarets: a banquet of Moroccan memories.  The book was named Best Book/Arab Cuisine by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The e-book was also selected as Best Book Morocco by the Gourmand World Awards. 

Her best-selling Cooking at the Kasbah: Recipes from my Moroccan kitchen, is now in its tenth printing from Chronicle Books.  Other titles featuring Moroccan cuisine include The Vegetarian Table: North Africa and Couscous and The Scent of Orange Blossoms: Sephardic Cuisine from Morocco.

Kitty’s career as author, and food and travel writer, spans more than twenty-five years. Once a food columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Kitty has written for Bon Appetit, Fine Cooking and Eating Well.  She created and hosted two television series and introduced travelers to Morocco’s cuisine and culture in 1983 with the first of her 23 annual tours to Morocco. Her final tour was in April 2019. Historians of San Diego Culinary Historians of San Diego

Sept. 19, 2020 - "Tagines” - Kitty Morse