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'Beef Stew for 2500'

Culinary Historians of San Diego will present "Beef Stew for 2500," featuring Rudy Shappee, at 10:30 a.m. March 19, 2016 in the Neil Morgan Auditorium of the San Diego Central Library.

Shappee describes it as a culinary romp through the evolution of naval cooking from the Revolutionary Way to the present. He will depict life aboard our nation's ships at sea and share archaic recipes such as Spotted Dog and Drowned Baby along with those currently served.

About Rudy Shappee
Rudy Shappee enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and served as an air crewman for 13 years. After four cruises in Vietnam as a Rescue Crewman, Flight Deck Line Chief Petty Officer and Squadron Maintenance/Material Control Officer, he retired from active duty in 1976. Two years later, he began his 25 year teaching career. He is currently a volunteer with more than 14,000 hours logged aboard USS Midway Museum, and is the published author of "Making My Way," "Beef Stew for 2500," and "Why Do They Call It That?" He is also co-author of "Midway Memories" with Scott McGaugh.

The event is free and open to the public.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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