Skip to main content

SPONSORSHIP | Become a sponsor today!

Dining Out In Paris Before There Were Restaurants

Culinary Historians of San Diego will present Dining Out in Paris Before There Were Restaurants,” featuring Jim Chevallier, at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 19, in the Neil Morgan Auditorium of the San Diego Central Library.

Chevallier will describe how as early as the 13th century, inns, taverns and cabarets sold food that was varied but expensive. Street vendors also sold food and sometimes catered private functions. But, it took 300 years for one enterprising chap to respond to complaints about prices before opening his “restorer” in Paris.

Jim Chevallier began his food history career with a paper on the shift in breakfast in 18th Century France. As a bread historian, he has contributed to the "Dictionnaire Universel du Pain" and the "Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America and Modernist Bread." His work on the baguette and the croissant has been cited in both books and periodicals. He is also a contributor to “Savoring Gotham.” Aside from continuing research into Parisian food history, he is also studying French bread history and early medieval food.

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.

SPONSORSHIP | Become a sponsor today!