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Sunday, November 8, 3 pm on Zoom

Tales of the Gourmet Ghetto: My 50-Year Obsession with Over-Roasted Coffee, Goaty Cheese, Baby Vegetables, Stinky Garlic, Fatty Pastrami and More

L. John Harris is an artist, food writer, publisher and filmmaker. While attending art school at UC Berkeley he enlisted in the California cuisine revolution of the 1970s, clerking at the Cheese Board, waiting tables at Chez Panisse, and making bread pudding at the Swallow Cafe in the Berkeley Art Museum. In the 1980s Harris’s Aris Books published cookbooks by many of the finest Bay Area cooks and food writers, including the legendary M.F.K. Fisher. He is the author of The Book of Garlic (1974), Foodoodles: From the Museum of Culinary History (2010), and Café French: A Flâneur’s Guide to the Language, Lore and Food of the Paris Café (2019), and he is currently working on a book on Berkeley food history.


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