The diversity and bounty of Sacramento’s food, wine and beer heritage is center stage at Grow, Cook, Savor on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria at the Central Library, 828 I Street in downtown Sacramento. Admission is $25.
The daylong event will seem like a food midway featuring the riches of Sacramento Country. Talks, demonstrations, exhibits and tastings will continue in seamless presentations by native born chefs, Sacramento-centric craft-beer purveyors, wine growers, regional food historians and scholars. Guests are invited to share their favorite “food” memory at a recording area called the StoryStation. A time-line and culinary map of Sacramento’s food-drink-restaurant history will also be unveiled.
Hosted by the Sacramento Public Library, Capital Public Radio and other local partners, the event is the highlight of We Are Where We Eat, a project culinary historian Maryellen Burns and food journalist Elaine Corn undertook too capture the stories of the people who grow, cook, serve, and yes, eat and drink in Sacramento County.
- Cooking Demonstrations hosted by Master of Ceremonies Rick Kushman, with homegrown chefs Kurt Spataro, David SooHoo, Doug Silva, Richard Pannell, and Ed and Janelle Roehr.
- Craft Beer Tasting moderated by Sacramento Bee writer Chris Macias.
- Exhibits, Tastings and Conversations with local wine and beer makers, food purveyors, historians, growers, authors and culinary professionals.
- Discussions with agricultural and food historians William Burg, Ken Albala, Robin Datel and Darrell Corti.
- Record Your Favorite Food Memory at our StoryStation.
“If we are what we eat, it follows that where we eat is even more influential,” says Elaine Corn, Contributing Food Reporter for Capital Public Radio. “In Sacramento, it starts with early helpings of caviar and oysters to today’s revival of traditions in beer and new respect for agriculture.”
For more information and to buy tickets, contact Maryellen Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org, (916) 768-6077, or www.we-are-where-we-eat.com. Tickets can be purchased in advance at wearewhereweeat.brownpapertickets.com. Limited tickets will be available at the door.
We Are Where We Eat was made possible with support from Cal Humanities, an independent non-profit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Sacramento Public Library, with additional support from Capital Public Radio, Sacramento River Delta Historical Society, Sacramento County Historical Society, and California Agriculture in the Classroom.