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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February 2019

Mushroom Discovery Class Series

February 8, 2019 to February 10, 2019
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 United States
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Are you mystified by the seasonal appearance of mushrooms? Have you always been interested, but daunted by the complexity of fungal forms? Well, now is the time to get some in-depth and hands-on training on mushroom identification!

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By Sarah Lohman I started baking as soon as I could stand. I’d pull up my helper stool next to my mom, and we’d add a teaspoon of vanilla to cookies, cakes, and fluffy whipped creams. But it took me until my 30s to wonder -- “Wait, what even IS vanilla?”...

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A Brief History of Ice Cream

The crank ice cream maker was invented in Philadelphia in 1843, which was easier and more efficient than previous methods, and delivered a more consistently smooth and creamy  ice cream. An ice cream vendor from “City Cries” 1850. He’s using an old-style...

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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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