Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Nuevo Latino Cuisine: Culinary Artistry, Community and Conversation

The Library, University of California, Davis invites you to join us May 9th, 2011 for

Nuevo Latino Cuisine: Culinary Artistry, Community and Conversation

The convivium includes presentations by three speakers recognized internationally for their contributions to the Latin American culinary world:

Professor Ken Albala, a noted food historian, faculty member at the University of the Pacific and prolific author and editor of publications that include Eating Right in the Renaissance and A Cultural History of Food, will speak on "The Roots of Latin American Food."

Steve Sando, owner of Rancho Gordo: New World Specialty Food, culinary consultant and author of Heirloom Beans, will discuss "Redefining the New American Kitchen: Bringing Latin American Heirloom Ingredients to the Modern Table".

Leopoldo López Gil, a founding member of the Slow Food Movement in Venezuela; President, the Academia Venezolana de Gastronomía; and with his daughter Adriana López Vermut owns the Pica Pica Maize Kitchen restaurants located in Napa and San Francisco. Señor López will talk about the "new modern Latin cuisine" and the ingredients and culinary traditions that encourage chefs and serious home cooks to experiment and create new fusion dishes.

* Location: Putah Creek Lodge, University of California, Davis
* Time: 12 Noon - 5 PM, Monday, May 9th, 2011
* Cost: $50 will cover lunch and presentations
* Book signing
* Nuevo Latino Cuisine: Exhibit, Shields Library Lobby, Spring Quarter, 2011

* Contact: Myra Appel,

(Deadline to register: Wednesday, May 4, 2011)

Registration form:

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Parking ($6.00/day):

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