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“Oyster: A Global History” by Carolyn Tillie

The Culinary Historians of San Diego present via Zoom “Oyster: A Global History,” featuring Carolyn Tillie, at 10:30am PT on September 18, 2021. The webinar is free and open to the public.

Join author Carrie Tillie as she takes us on a global history of the oyster, one of the oldest known foods consumed by humans. Varying in size from as small as a grape to as large as a dinner plate, the humble oyster has played an outsized role in the building of empires and the discovery of new lands. Consumed by both rich and poor, the oyster has inspired writers, poets, painters, and even lovers — Casanova was said to have started each day with a breakfast of fifty oysters.

10:30am – 12:00pm Pacific Time
Saturday, September 18, 2021

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About Carolyn Tillie

Tillie is a freelance writer, exhibiting artist and curator. She has written for a number of wine industry magazines, the Napa Register, and Metalsmith magazine.

In 2017, she published her first book, Oyster: A Global History. Carolyn’s food-inspired jewelry has been sold in galleries all over the world, and she is now curating food-themed art exhibits to accompany the release of her second book, A Feast for the Eyes: Food Art from Apple to Zucchini.

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.

Oysters, by Edouard Manet, 1862. National Gallery of Art. Gift of the Adele R. Levy Fund, Inc. 1962.3.1

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Sep 18, 2021


10:30 am - 12:00 pm



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