The Library, University of California, Davis invites you to join us on May 9th, 2011, for “Nuevo Latino Cuisine: Culinary Artistry, Community and Conversation.” The convivium will include presentations by speakers recognized internationally for their contributions to the Latin American culinary world:
Clare Hasler, Executive Director, Robert Mondavi Institute, UC Davis, will comment on the importance of research and outreach across the sciences and humanities/social sciences for food studies and how the RMI has fostered interdisciplinary projects.
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 and President of the Academia Venezolana de Gastronomía, 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
Contact: Myra Appel
Registration Form (Deadline to register: Wednesday, May 4, 2011)
Campus Map | Visitor Parking ($6 a day)
An exhibit titled “Nuevo Latino Cuisine: Culinary Artistry, Community and Conversation” accompanies the convivium.