Past Event

Adam Gopnik: The Table Comes First - Family, France and the Meaning of Food

Tue, Nov 1 2011 - 7:00pm

Adam Gopnik

Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Author, Paris to the Moon and The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food

We are a culture obsessed with food, but how did we get here? Gopnik traces our table ancestry back to France and discusses its rapid evolution. With the aim of creating a new dialogue about the way we eat, Gopnik explains how food helped family and friends come together as well as why those conversations and relationships were always more important than what was actually on the table.

Location: Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation. Photo: Brigitte Lacombe.