Previous Presentations  

  • Chop Suey: A Culinary History of Chinese Food - Sept. 16, 2017 - Andrew Coe
  • Circumventing Prohibition - June 17, 2017 - Ernest Miller
  • From Iron Horse to Iron Chef - ​May 20, 2017 - Betty Fussell
  • A Square Meal: Dining During the Great Depression - Andrew Coe
  • Jail House Cuisine - Mar. 18, 2017 - Louise Mathews
  • Not for You - Feb. 18, 2017 - Nandita Godbole
  • On the Chocolate Trail - Jan. 21, 2017 - Debbie Prinz
  • The Edible Gold Rush - Nov. 19, 2016 - Ernest Miller
  • What is an Aphrodisiac Food? - Oct. 15, 2016 - Amy Reilly
  • Native Food vs. Conquistidor - Sept. 17, 2016 - Linda Civitello
  • Beef Stew for 2500 - Rudy Shappee - July 17, 2016 (at Coronado Library)
  • Dining at Shakespeare's Table - Richard Foss - June 18, 2016
  • Wines of the Valle de Guadalupe - Ray Magnusson - May 21, 2016
  • Flowers – Kitty Morse and Nan Sterman - Apr. 16, 2016 
  • Beef Stew for 2500 People – Rudy Shappee - Mar. 19, 2016
  • Chili, Chilies, and Hot Sauce – Ernest Miller - Feb. 20, 2016
  • Dining In Zero Gravity – Richard Foss​​ - Jan. 16, 2016
  • Sustainable Seas – Andrew Spurgin – Oct. 2015
  • Kosher Fusion – Michael Gardiner – Sept. 2015
  • California Olive Oil:  The Next Gold Rush – Mary Platis and Laura Bashar – May 2015
  • Japanese Cuisine (Washoku) & Table Etiquette – Mineko Moreno – Apr. 2015
  • Food Stories from India – Prem Kishore – Mar.  2015
  • The Rise, Decline and Rise of Food Preservation – Ernest Miller – Jan.  2015
  • The History of Cheesecake – George Geary – Nov. 2014
  • Sushi: Past, Present, Future – Mineko Moreno & Judi Strada – Oct. 2014
  • How Prohibition Changed America – Richard Foss – Sept. 2014
  • From Postum to Food Porn – Betty Fussell – June 2014
  • Art and Chocolate – Will Gustwiller – May 2014
  • Fresh from the Baja – Chef Deb Schneider – Apr. 2014
  • The Story of SoFab – Philip Dobard – Mar.  2014
  • 5000 Years of Tea – Russ Graf – Feb.  2014
  • A Taste of the Kasbah – Kitty Morse – Jan.  2014
  • Cookbooks and the Women Who Wrote Them – Arlyn Hackett – Nov. 2013
  • Cheese Through Time and Space –Andrew Spurgin – Oct.  2013
  • History of San Diego’s Tuna Industry – Kenny Alameda – May 2013

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

*Unless otherwise noted, they are held in the Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Boulevard, 92101. 

Upcoming Public Meetings  Subject to change without notice

  • November 18 - Culinary Herbs and Spices for Health & Healing - Vicky Newman

​             Held at the Neil Morgan Auditorium 

  • January 20, 2018 - Tagines and Couscous: A History - Kitty Morse
    Held at the Neil Morgan Auditorium 

  • February 17 - Baking Powder Wars - Linda Civitello
    Held at the Neil Morgan Auditorium 

  • March 17 - Cuban Cuisine and Culture - Richard Feinberg

               Held at the Neil Morgan Auditorium 

  • April 21 - San Diego Wine Country: A History - Richard Carrico

               Held at the Neil Morgan Auditorium 

  • May 19  - A History of the Wedding Cake - Jill O'Connor

​               Held at the Neil Morgan Auditorium

  • June 16 - Greek Food, Then and Now - Mary Platis

              Held at the Neil Morgan Auditorium

Public Meetings