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“The Story of Spoons” by Ken Albala

The Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “The Story of Spoons,” with Ken Albala, at 10:30 am June 15, 2024, in the Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd.

The Story of Spoons recounts the journey of food historian Ken Albala into the world of slojd carving, an entirely new area of food history and practical hands-on research. How and why both historic and contemporary spoons elide physically and aesthetically with pottery and recipes he also makes is the subject of his next book project Wooden Spoons, Clay Pots and Recipes from Scratch.

About Ken Albala

Ken Albala is Tully Knoles Endowed Professor of History at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He was the 2023 Distinguished Faculty Award recipient for the University and won the 2024 Hoefer award for Faculty-Student Collaboration for an article on the history of lasagna. His next book which will be out this fall is entitled Opulent Nosh: A Cookbook for Audacious Appetites. He is also now editing a book on the history of Pacific’s campus, and beginning an Atlas of Fermentation.

The event is free and open to the public. A tasting will follow the presentation.

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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Date

Jun 15, 2024
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Time

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

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

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

Culinary Historians of San Diego

Organizer

Culinary Historians of San Diego
Email
[email protected]
Website
https://chsandiego.org/

Culinary Historians of San Diego

Speaker

  • Ken Albala
    Ken Albala
    Author, Culinary Historian

    Ken Albala is Tully Knowles Endowed Professor of History at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. He has published 27 books including academic monographs, food histories, cookbooks, encyclopedias and translations. He also made several series for The Great Courses/Woodrium. The Great Gelatin Revival is his latest book. Next is Opulent Nosh. He is currently working on another about food, clay and wood.