Immigrants have played an enormous role in San Francisco's history, and their different cuisines are a large part of the city's charm. During the Gold Rush a flood of people arrived from around the world, each bringing memories of their favorite foods. Since then, succeeding waves of immigrants have integrated their cuisines into the city's colorful culture, as residents grew to crave new tastes from afar.
Erica J. Peters, Ph.D., is the director of the Culinary Historians of Northern California and author of San Francisco: A Food Biography (2013) and Appetites and Aspirations in Vietnam: Food and Drink in the Long Nineteenth Century (2012). She received her bachelor's degree in history and literature from Harvard University and her doctorate in history from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Peters has taught at Stanford University, Santa Clara University, San Francisco State University, Portland State University and the University of Maryland University College. Most recently, she designed and taught "Introduction to Food Studies" and "Local Food History" for the innovative master's degree program in Food Studies at the University of the Pacific's San Francisco campus.
Need a Ride?
The OFJCC provides door-to-door rides for seniors with no transportation to all Community Tuesdays lectures and concerts. The price is $10 for a round trip. All reservations must be made by Thursday morning the week before the event. To make a reservation, contact Betty Saad at [email protected] or (650) 223-8741. Funded by the Senior Mobility Initiative at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.
Tuesday, January 29
$15 or one punch on the Community Tuesdays Punch Card
No reservations required. Pay at the door.
Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | (650) 223-8616 | [email protected]