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. 


The Culinary Historians of San Diego announce an online presentation of “The Story of Salvadoran Food,” by author Alicia Maher via Zoom, at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The event is free and open to the public.

Take a journey into El Salvador’s rich culinary history. When the Spanish Conquistadores arrived at the beginning of the 16th century, a new agriculture burgeoned in El Salvador. These new ingredients — animal and vegetable — took root, and European ways of cooking interconnected with native ingredients and dishes. Thus, a rich, distinct, and authentic Salvadoran cuisine was born. Alicia Maher discusses the influence of migration, ecology, politics, religion, holidays, and even fast food in Salvadoran cooking.

10:30am – 12:00pm
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Online / Virtual​

About Alicia Maher
Alicia Maher is the bilingual author and publisher of Delicious El Salvador, the Gourmand Winner’s “Best First Cookbook in the World” 2014, and “Best First Cookbook in the World in the last twenty-five years” 2020. She translated Delicious El Salvador into Spanish, El Salvador, Sabores Deliciosos. Both cookbooks fill a cultural void for the Salvadoran community in the USA, the second-largest Hispanic group in the United States.

Alicia was born and brought up in El Salvador and has made Los Angeles her home since 1986. Alicia holds a BA in Art History from UCLA. She teaches online private cooking classes, and at Surfas Culinary District, In 2016, she was a featured chef at Latin Food Fest in Los Angeles. Alicia, known as “El Salvador’s Culinary Ambassador” is also the founder of and is writing her second Salvadoran cookbook. She is married to Joseph Maher, an attorney. They are the parents of three wonderful sons.

Next Public Meeting

October 17, 2020
​“The Story of Salvadoran Food,” with Alicia Maher