Food History

Just as wine pairs with food so Wine History pairs with Food History.

The Food History Project is a study group sponsored by the Wine History Project that researches and discusses the food and agricultural history of the Central Coast. The Food History Project meets the second Monday of the month from 5:30 to 7:00 at SLO Provisions and holds lectures and special events including Food History Weeks throughout the year.

Please check the calendar for an updated schedule.

Our thanks to Dwyne Willis and Steve Bland
for making SLO Provisions available.


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September 2018

September 2018 Food History Week

September 6 to September 10
CA United States

Save the Date for the September 2018 Food History Week. Check back for event listings.

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October 2018

October 2018 Food History Week

October 11 to October 15
CA United States

Save the Date for the October 2018 Food History Week. Check back for event listings.

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Sarah Lohman, Food Historian

Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian the author of Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. Sarah is a Food History Project advisor. She visits the Central Coast multiple times a year to conduct Food History Week lectures and events.

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The Cheese Stands Alone: A.B. Hasbrouck’s Dairy

Several miles east of the Finney dairy is the beautiful Ranchito, famous for its picturesque scenery and its rich cheese. We enter this ranch from the south, following the north fork of Arroyo Grande, the largest stream in this part of the county. The way...

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Past Events

Harvesting Seaweed

February 2018: Phil Tillman gave two talks – one on the Chinese families who settled along the Estero Bluffs on up into Cambria where they harvested and dried a specific light green seaweed and another on the environmental destruction caused by Navy Bean in Arroyo Grande.

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