Beard on Books
Wed, September 10, 2014
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
Celebrated cookbook author and chef Joyce Goldstein’s new work, Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness, traces the development of California cuisine from its formative years in the 1970s to 2000, when farm-to-table, foraging, and fusion became part of the national vocabulary. Featuring interviews with almost 200 chefs, purveyors, artisans, winemakers, and food writers, Goldstein explains how the counterculture movement in the West gave rise to a restaurant culture characterized by open kitchens, women in leadership positions, and a surprising number of chefs and artisanal food producers who lacked formal training.
Tickets to events held at the James Beard House cover the cost of food and a unique dining experience. Dinners are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. All alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.
BEARD ON BOOKS is an ongoing monthly literary series featuring readings and discussions with some of the food world’s most celebrated authors. Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino waters, Lavazza Coffee, tea from Tea Forté, and Valrhona Chocolate will be served. Refreshments will be provided by Sarabeth's. Guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Suggested donation $20. Free admission for students.