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“Food on the Move in the American West” by Richard Foss

The Culinary Historians of San Diego present “Food on the Move in the American West,” featuring Richard Foss, at 10:30 am November 16, 2019, in the Neil Morgan Auditorium of the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Boulevard, San Diego. The event is free and open to the public. A tasting will follow the presentation.

Foss will describe how horse-drawn wagons delivering sandwiches, tamales, and refreshments to 19th Century night workers and bar denizens evolved into much more, reflecting the various cultures of the cities they served and eventually becoming business empires for ambitious chefs with future restaurants in mind.

10:30am – 120:00pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Neil Morgan Auditorium
San Diego Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92102

About Richard Foss
Richard Foss has been writing professionally since 1986 and has contributed to over thirty publications including the Encyclopedia of World Food Cultures and the Oxford Companion to Sweets. He taught culinary history at the Osher Institute/UCLA Extension, and is on the board of Culinary Historians of Southern California. He is the author of “History of Rum,” and “Food in the Air and Space.” Currently, Foss is curating a project on food culture for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and also curating an exhibition called “Cooking Up a New West” which will open in 2021 at the Autry Museum of the American West.


About the Culinary Historians of San Diego
Culinary Historians of San Diego (CHSD) is a nonprofit organization that provides the public with a history of food and drink and their roles in society, both locally and worldwide. Membership in this non-profit organization supports both CHSD activities and the culinary collection of the San Diego Public Library.

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Nov 16, 2019


10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Neil Morgan Auditorium
330 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

Neil Morgan Auditorium is located downtown in the San Diego Central Library.