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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!


Richard Foss “Dining in Outer Space”

  • Saturday, June 13, 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


Andy Smith “A True History of Sugar”

Sugar has been on our minds for millennia. First cultivated in New Guinea around ten thousand years ago, and extremely expensive until the Industrial Revolution, this addictive sweetener has come to dominate our appetites—whether in candy, desserts, soft drinks, processed food, or even pasta sauces.
A True History of Sugar