“From Mesopotamia to Pompeii: A Tale of 1001 Agricultural Bites” by Barbara Baxter
The Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “From Mesopotamia to Pompeii: A Tale of 1001 Agricultural Bites” featuring Barbara Baxter, at 10:30 am on November 19, 2022, in the Neil Morgan Auditorium of the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101. This event is free and open to the public. A tasting will follow the presentation.
This is a delicious look at how edible ingredients spurred the development of classic societies through food trade around the Mediterranean world. Over time, culinary traditions changed drastically in and around the shores of Persia, North Africa, and Southern Europe. Join our audience to compare those changes with our modern ways.
November 19, 2022
Neil Morgan Auditorium
San Diego Central Library
330 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
About Barbara Baxter
Barbara Baxter studied wine at Sorbonne University, Paris, and has continued her inquiry into its heritage ever since. She created the visitor education program for Francis Ford Coppola’s Rubicon Estate and has worked for two of Napa Valley’s most prestigious wineries: Sterling Vineyards and Opus One. Barbara is the editor of Planet Wine and has also made wine in Napa Valley.
The only independent wine historian lecturing in the US, Barbara has been a featured speaker on the custom and heritage of wine as a bridge between wine, cuisine, and art. Her weekly blog on www.PlanetWine.Net is a lively forum on the art of wine, and the happenings in its world.
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.
Barbara BaxterAuthor, Speaker
Since Barbara Baxter studied wine academically at the Sorbonne in Paris, she has continued her inquiry into the heritage of wine ever since. She has created visitor education programs for Francis Ford Coppola’s Rubicon Estate, and has worked at the prestigious Sterling Vineyards and Opus One, also making wine in Napa Valley. Barbara is the editor of Planet Wine, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and has lectured at the Getty Malibu, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Huntington Library, UC Berkeley, UC SanDiego, Athenaeum Arts & Music Library, La Jolla where she presides over “Flicks on the Bricks,” their outdoor wine and movie festival.