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Tales from the Table: Writing about Food


Three noted food writers talk about food history, family meals, favorite recipes and restaurants and what inspired their research. Assistive listening devices available.


Panelists
Bill Esparza

Bill Esparza is the winner of a James Beard award for his coverage of the L.A. taco scene in Los Angeles Magazine and is one of the country’s leading experts on Mexican food. The California native curates L....

Amy Ettinger

Amy Ettinger is the author of "Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America," which The Wall Street Journal hailed as “a surprisingly serious, impressively thorough treatment of ice cream’s cultural significance, fabrication, economics and history, not to mention its effect on human brain chemistry....

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Gregory McNamee

Gregory McNamee is a writer, journalist, editor, photographer and publisher. He is the author or title-page editor of forty books and more than five thousand periodical publications, including articles, essays, reviews, interviews, editorials, poems and short stories....

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Books:
L.A. Mexicano: Recipes, People and Places
Bill Esparza
Nuestras Raices
Prospect Park Books
July 2017
ISBN 9781945551000
240 pages
$29.95, INSTORE
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The celebration of Mexican cooking that food lovers have been waiting for. Richly photographed and authentically local, L. More/less

Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America
Amy Ettinger
Science / Medicine / Technology
Dutton
June 2017
ISBN 9781101984192
Hardcover, 320 pages
$26.00, INSTOCK
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A journalist channels her ice-cream obsession, scouring the United States for the best artisanal brands and delving into the surprising history of ice cream and frozen treats in America. More/less

Tortillas, Tiswin, and T-Bones: A Food HIstory of the Southwest
Gregory McNamee
History / Biography
University of New Mexico Press
October 2017
ISBN 9780826359049
240 pages
$24.95, INSTORE
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In this entertaining history, Gregory McNamee explores the many ethnic and cultural traditions that have contributed to the food of the Southwest. More/less

Moveable Feasts: The History, Science, and Lore of Food
Gregory McNamee
History / Biography
Bison Books
April 2008
ISBN 9780803216327
194 pages
$18.95, INSTORE
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Explores the natural history of 30 of the world's major food plants, explaining why and how they have been important in human history.

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