Pacific Taste

Pacific Taste is an ongoing series of culinary talks and workshops hosted by the Pacific Food & Beverage Museum in venues across Southern California. Research Fellow Linda Civitello, Curator Richard Foss, Chef Ernest Miller, and others deliver lively lectures and lead hands-on workshops demonstrating the rich culinary traditions and distinctive cuisines of the Pacific Coast and American West. 

Upcoming Lectures

From Tubes and Cubes to Space Espresso | Richard Foss
Saturday, July 29 from 1-2 PM at the Washington Irving Branch Library, Los Angeles, CA

Food in space is more than sustenance – astronauts crave the flavors and textures of the planet they left behind. The tubes of mush that were standard in both the US and Soviet space programs didn’t offer this, but as the environment of space became better understood, food that was representative of their cultures and natural in form became possible. Italian astronauts brought pasta to space, the French brought haute cuisine, and the Chinese invented a unique variation on regional dishes so taikonauts could feel at home. Join PacFAB's Richard Foss for a lively discussion of the human longing for familiar foods and how that need is met on the final frontier.

Admission is FREE.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 E. Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach, California

Please join us at Rancho Los Alamitos on Saturday, August 5th for cocktails with 1920s rancher Fred H. Bixby and his lovely wife Florence Green Bixby. While at the ranch, learn HOW PROHIBITION CHANGED AMERICA from our illustrious guest speaker, culinary historian RICHARD FOSS. Adults 21 and over only, $50/person, reservations required.

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