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“From Tubes and Cubes to Space Espresso” by Richard Foss

The Culinary Historians of San Diego present “From Tubes and Cubes to Space Espresso” featuring Richard Foss at 10:30am on Saturday, January 16, 2016 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.

Dining In Zero Gravity
The challenges of eating in space have been a concern for mission planners since the earliest days of exploring beyond our planet – at one time it was questionable that we could even digent food without gravity. Once it was established that it was possible to eat in weightless conditions, scientists, bureaucrats, crackpots, and the astronauts themselves got into the act of improving their meals. Author and culinary historian Richard Foss presents a thoughtful — and sometimes funny— look at over five decades of extraterrestrial dining.

10:30am – 12:00pm
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Neil Morgan Auditorium
San Diego Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

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.

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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Jan 16, 2016


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.