The History of Food in California, Part 2

GENINT 741.364
Osher (50+). This course traces the evolution of food from the turn of the 20th century in early California to the present.
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Starting at $135.00
As few as 8 weeks
0.0 Credits

About this course:

This course begins at the turn of the twentieth century, when agribusiness spread to specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables, and nuts, many of them altered by Luther Burbank. We examine how prohibition impacted the wine industry, which later made a spectacular recovery. Then, how post-World War II brought the rise of California food businesses that would eventually go global, such as McDonald’s, IHOP, and Baskin-Robbins. Later, a food revolution spearheaded by Chez Panisse and Spago created celebrity chefs, but the culinary culture increasingly bifurcated into more fat, sugar, and salt on one hand, and more vegetable-oriented cuisine on the other. Finally, we review how the ethnic explosion in food at the turn of the twenty-first century also led to food movements and the search for food justice.

Spring 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Canceled
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Thursday 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Instructor: Linda Civitello
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Fee:
$135.00
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Notes

Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. Parking information can be found in the Osher Booklet and on the Osher website at osher.uclaextension.edu/parking.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 12, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Apr 4, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Lecture
Thu Apr 11, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Lecture
Thu Apr 18, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Lecture
Thu Apr 25, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Lecture
Thu May 2, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Lecture
Thu May 9, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Lecture
Thu May 16, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Lecture
Thu May 23, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B

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