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‘A Square Meal’

Culinary Historians of San Diego will present "A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression," featuring Andrew Coe, at 10:30 a.m. on April 15, in the Shiley Suite at the San Diego Central Library. Coe will explore the intersection of food, politics and culture during the Great Depression, a period of seismic shifts in the country's political and social landscape.

Andrew Coe is a writer and independent scholar specializing in culinary history. He and his wife, Jane Ziegelman, are co-authors of "A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression." His ground-breaking "Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States" was a finalist for a James Beard award and named one of the best food books of the year by the Financial Times. Coe had written books, articles, and blog posts on everything from the ancient history of foie gras to the secret criminal past of chocolate egg creams to where to buy the tastiest bread in New York City. He had appeared in documentaries such as the National Geographic Channel's "Eat: The Story of Food" and "The Search for General Tso." He and his wife live in Brooklyn with their two children.

The event is free and open to the public.

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