Friday, June 11, 2010

SoCal's Culinary Historians Recount The Golden Age of Dining at Sea

The Culinary Historians of Southern California, which looks after the Los Angeles Public Library's vast treasure of old menus and restaurant memorabilia, will tackle the world of luxury early 20th Century dining at sea this weekend.

"Of Fiddle Rails and Foie Gras: A History of Dining at Sea" takes place this Saturday, June 12th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium. Admission is free.


Audience members will travel to the age of luxury liners as historian Bruce Vancil gives an illustrated lecture on dining at sea. Characterizing the dining experience by time period and class, Vancil will examine the trends and fashions aboard passenger steamships – ranging from simple survival during the crossing to lavish demonstrations of wealth and opulence.

A reception with themed refreshments will follow the talk at approximately 11:30.

Check out more info about the Culinary Historians of Southern California here.

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