“Eating America: From Iron Horse to Iron Chef” with Betty Fussell
Join us for our last culinary talk of 2013! Betty Fussell will speak on “Eating America: From Iron Horse to Iron Chef.”
Food remains at the center of our continued speedy technological transformation from cowboys to celebrity chefs. America’s inborn contradictions between rugged individualism and corporate technology are alive and well, with results that are both hilarious and tragic. Food is still the best way to understand American culture.
Betty Fussell, author of eleven books, ranging from biography to cookbooks, food history and memoir, is best known for her award-winning The Story of Corn. Over the last half century, her work has appeared in a variety of national magazines, newspapers and journals, from Gastronomica to The New Yorker. Her memoir, My Kitchen Wars, was performed in Hollywood and New York as a one-woman show. Her most recent book is Raising Steaks: The Life and Times of American Beef, and she is now working on How to Cook A Coyote: A Manual of Survival in NYC. She moved last November from NYC to Montecito, CA (a major survival tactic).
A reception with themed refreshments will follow the talk at approximately 11:30.
Free and open to the public.