LA: Reception and Nordic Cuisine Tasting with Darra Goldstein

Date: 3/29/2017
Time: 7:00 PM

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invites Williams alumni, parents, and friends to attend a
Teach It Forward talk and tasting entitled

Fire + Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking


Darra Goldstein
Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian


Wednesday, March 29th

7:00 Reception
7:30 Guided tasting and discussion with Professor Goldstein

The home of Jeff '82 and Maria Harleston
314 S. Muirfield Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90020

$10 for Williams alumni, parents, and guests

Professor Goldstein will discuss food studies at Williams and lead participants through a guided tasting of food and drink from her new cookbook, Fire + Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking

Darra Goldstein is the Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian at Williams College and Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, named the 2012 Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. She has published widely on literature, culture, art, and cuisine and has organized several exhibitions. In addition to serving as Editor in Chief of the James Beard-nominated Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, she is the author of five award-winning cookbooks, including Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking.

Goldstein has consulted for the Council of Europe as part of an international group exploring ways in which food can be used to promote tolerance and diversity, and was editor for Culinary Cultures of Europe: Identity, Diversity and Dialogue. She has also consulted for the Russian Tea Room and Firebird restaurants in New York City and was the national spokesperson for Stolichnaya vodka when it was first introduced to the US. In 2013 she served as Distinguished Fellow in Food Studies at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto, and in 2016 was a Macgeorge Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Goldstein is currently Series Editor of California Studies in Food and Culture (University of California Press). Most recently, she was named Editor in Chief of CURED, a new magazine that launched in October 2016 from Zero Point Zero Production, the company behind the PBS television series Mind of a Chef.

Space is limited. Please register by March 22nd


The home of Jeff '82 and Maria Harleston

314 S. Muirfield Road
Los Angeles, CA 90020

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