To Live and Dine in L.A.: Menus and the Making of the Modern City

Sunday Jun 14 2015   3:00 PM
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library  630 W 5th St., Los Angeles, CA  map

Can a city’s history be told through restaurant menus? In a special collaboration with the Library Foundation to rediscover the Los Angeles Public Library’s vast archive, USC professor and LAtitudes contributor Josh Kun uses the Library’s menu collection to explore the shaping of Los Angeles, from the city’s first restaurants in the 1850s up through the most recent food revolutions. Join him for a multimedia tour of the L.A. menu paired with a conversation on L.A. food past and present with chefs: Joachim Splichal (Patina Group), Cynthia Hawkins (Hawkins House of Burgers), and Ricardo Diaz (Colonia Publica).

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