Upcoming Events


Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, 6 pm

Event: James Beard in San Francisco

Hosted by the SF Professional Food Society & the Stanford Court Hotel

905 California St, SF, CA 94108

Panel Discussion with John Carroll, Marlene Sorosky Gray, Jacqueline Mallorca, moderated by Erica J. Peters


Wednesday, October 24th, 2018, 6 pm

"Tasting and Talk: Bread and the Boothby"

California Historical Society

678 Mission Street, SF CA 94105

Panel Discussion with Laura Smith Borrman, author of Iconic San Francisco Dishes, Drinks, and Desserts; Cathy Goldsmith of the Cheese Board Collective; Erica J. Peters of the Culinary Historians of Northern California; and John Burton of the Santa Rosa Bartending School.


Saturday, January 26th, 2019, 10:30am

"Temptation at the Fair: Enjoying and Exploring Food at the GGIE"
Treasure Island Museum

Pam Elder and Erica J. Peters of the Culinary Historians of Northern California will present on food at the Golden Gate International Exhibition of 1939. The fair offered flavors that seemed ultra-modern, exotic, fun, or as fresh as the day’s catch. Visitors encountered a taste of California's bounty, San Francisco's specialities, and a sampling of cuisines from around the world.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019, 1pm

The Vibrant History of San Francisco's Immigrant Foodways

Oshman Family JCC

3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Immigrants have played an enormous role in San Francisco’s history, and their different cuisines are a large part of the city’s charm. During the Gold Rush a flood of people arrived from around the world, each bringing memories of their favorite foods. Since then, succeeding waves of immigrants have integrated their cuisines into the city’s colorful culture, as residents grew to crave new tastes from afar.




Past Events

March 19, 2018

Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City


August 18, 2016

Golden Gate Restaurant Association's 80th anniversary


April 9, 2016

Society of California Archivists Annual Meeting

Santa Rosa, CA


March 15, 2016

Northern California School Nutrition Association Meeting

Redwood City, CA


Nov. 10, 2015

"Food at the Fair" panel discussion to mark the centenary of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition

California Historical Society, 678 Mission St, SF, CA 94105


May 28, 2015

Univ. of the Pacific SF Campus - Mini Speaker Series


March 6, 2015

Metropolitan Club of San Francisco, 640 Sutter St., SF


Feb. 2, 2015

Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City


Oct. 26, 2014

Biscuits & Blues Club, 401 Mason St., SF


Oct. 25, 2014

"The Poodle Dog and Its Posh Publicity

Book Club of California Symposium, 312 Sutter St., SF


Oct. 12, 2014

Jewish Historical Society of Napa Valley


Sept. 30, 2014

Bakers Dozen San Francisco panel

Foreign Cinema, SF


July 12, 2014

Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery

St. Catherine's College Oxford, Oxford UK


June 19, 2014

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis St., SF


May 22, 2014

San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin St., SF


May 6, 2014

San Francisco Museum and Historical Society

The Old Mint, 88 5th Street, SF


April 12, 2014

Culinary Historians of Southern California

Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA 90071


March 26, 2014

Google's Steam Cafe

900 Alta Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043


March 24, 2014

Hayward Public Library

835 C Street, Hayward, CA 94541


December 11, 2013

California Historical Society

678 Mission St, SF, CA 94105


November 14, 2013

Omnivore Books

3885a Cesar Chavez Street, SF 94131







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