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“Modern Kosher,” by Michael Gardiner

The Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “Modern Kosher,” with Michael Gardiner, at 10:30 am October 16, in the Shiley Events Suite of the San Diego Central Library (ninth floor), 330 Park Blvd.

While most of us have a vague idea of kosher food, perhaps gleaned from a favorite Jewish deli, Michael Aaron Gardiner is here to flesh out the full picture. Rather than simply updating the story of those who “keep kosher,” he will guide us through this little understood cuisine from its early history to today’s varied and vibrant global practice.

A tasting and book signing will follow the presentation.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Culinary Historians of San Diego welcome you back to the Public library for free in-person public meetings!

“Modern Kosher”
By Michael Gardiner

10:30am Saturday, October 16, 2021
Shiley Event Suite
Ninth Floor, San Diego Central Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92102

About Michael Gardiner
Michael Gardiner is a regular feature writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune, restaurant reviewer for San Diego CityBeat, and has won 2018 and 2019 San Diego Press Club awards for his contributions to both publications. Gardiner is also a freelance writer for Edible San Diego, Thrillist, and Fox News Latino, as well as the primary writer for the San Diego Food & Travel Blog. In addition, he is the creator and co-host of the podcast Art of Spooning, on the Specialty Produce Network.

Baja California is a big part of Gardiner’s life. He owns a family home in South Rosarito and spends every other weekend in Baja, covering the dining scene extensively for various publications.

About the Culinary Historians of San Diego

Culinary Historians of San Diego (CHSD) is a nonprofit charitable organization that provides free lectures at the San Diego Public Library. Topics about food and how it relates to history and culture are presented by speakers from around the nation.


To bring these speakers to San Diego, CHSD relies on funds from donations and membership dues from people like you! Your contribution helps to continue providing these free educational programs. Please visit chsandiego.org to join, renew your membership, or donate. Foodservice industry and corporate sponsorships are available. Contact us for details. Thank you!

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Oct 16, 2021


10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Darlene Shiley Event Suite
330 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

Darlene Shiley Event Suite, 9th floor, San Diego Public Library

Culinary Historians of San Diego


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  • Michael Gardiner
    Michael Gardiner
    Journalist, Author

    Michael Gardiner is a food writer and California attorney living in San Diego. He is a regular food writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune and regular restaurant reviewer for San Diego CityBeat as well as the monthly food columnist for L’Chaim, San Diego Magazine and the primary writer for the San Diego Food & Travel Blog. He has also staged in various high-end restaurant kitchens in the United States and Mexico and brings that back-of-the-house experience into his writing..