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Please don’t be put off by our very academic sounding name.

Our group does have a few food professionals, some of whom are world renowned in their fields.

But we also have many ordinary folks who just enjoy learning about food.

Don’t be intimidated, take a look at some of our fascinating videos and I’ll think you’ll find yourself wanting to come to our FREE lectures,
and perhaps even become a member.

Check out the Calendar below and ENJOY!


Anne Willan,
“Secrets of the La Varenne Kitchen”

  • Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 10:30 AM to Noon
  • Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Taper Auditorium
  • Downtown Central Library, 630 W. 5th St.
  • Free and open to the public



Charles Perry’s 2015 Lecture
“The Golden Age of L.A. Diet Cranks”

In 1900, the capital of American health foodyism was Battle Creek, Michigan, where grain was celebrated and the idea of breakfast cereal was born. Within 20 years, the capital had moved to Los Angeles, where avant-garde food gurus catered to Hollywood’s longing for eternal youth. They held contradictory theories for their diet plans, but all agreed on damning grain as about the most dangerous food you can eat.
The Golden Age of LA Diet Cranks