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    • 28 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Foreign Cinema
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    Harold McGee’s Olefactory Journey

    Our next program at Foreign Cinema features Harold McGee in conversation with Emily Luchetti about his new book, Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World’s Smells. 

    The book began as a project about the flavors of food and drink, but expanded over the course of a decade to encompass the smells of the material world at large, which flavors often echo. Smells are triggered by molecular bits of that world, and Nose Dive explores their presence in interstellar space and the early earth, in forests and meadows, seacoasts and cities, in and on our own bodies, and finally their contribution to incense and perfumes, food and wine and spirits.

    Join us for a lively discussion. Ominivore Books will there with his book for sale!

    Harold McGee studied at Caltech and Yale, and since 1980 has been writing about the science of food and cooking. He’s the author of the award-winning book On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen, a visiting lecturer in Harvard University’s course “From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science,” and a former columnist for The New York Times. He’s been named food writer of the year by Bon Appétit magazine and to the TIME 100, an annual list of the world’s most influential people.

    About Emily Luchetti - Throughout her career, Emily has been the pastry chef at Stars, Farallon, Waterbar, Marlowe and Park Tavern Restaurants. She is the author of 6 cookbooks. Luchetti’s honors include the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef and induction in Who’s Who of Food and Beverage. She currently spends her time making jam and bean to bar chocolate to sell at pop ups.

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10 Apr 2024 Celebration Cake with Marlene Sorosky-Gray
06 Feb 2024 World Peace Cookies Bake-Off
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31 Oct 2023 Rose Wilde at Foreign Cinema
05 Oct 2023 Cook's Illustrated September-October Issue 2023
31 Aug 2023 Pie Ranch Summer Tour 2023
01 Jun 2023 Cook's Illustrated May-June Issue 2023
11 Apr 2023 Converting Wheat to Gluten-Free at Foreign Cinema
30 Mar 2023 Cook's Illustrated March 2023
09 Mar 2023 March 9: Inverse Puff Pastry with Gesine Bullock-Prado
28 Feb 2023 Mango Chiffon Cake Demo on Zoom with Carolyn Phillips
09 Feb 2023 Cook's Illustrated with Linda Carucci-3
31 Jan 2023 Savory Pie Demo with Faith Kramer
08 Dec 2022 Cook's Illustrated with Linda Carucci
03 Nov 2022 Demo with Rick Rodgers
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06 Oct 2022 Demo with Molly Gilbert
13 Sep 2022 Chocolate Tasting with Amy Guittard at Foreign Cinema
09 Aug 2022 Demo with Jesse Sheehan
12 Jul 2022 Blitz Laminated Dough with Helen Fletcher
30 Jun 2022 Culinary Lavender with Nancy Baggett
10 May 2022 Angel Food Cake with Greg Patent
06 Apr 2022 Pan Pizza with Peter Reinhart
15 Mar 2022 Tishpishti Cake Demo with Beth Lee
01 Mar 2022 The History and Culture of Pizza with Francisco Migoya
18 Feb 2022 Joanne Chang in Conversation with Rose Gillen
11 Jan 2022 Rose Levy Beranbaum: Tahini Tuxedo Cookies
08 Dec 2021 The World of Bread with Peter Reinhart
18 Nov 2021 Dorie Greenspan in Conversation with Jen Nurse
05 Oct 2021 Pastorino Farm Tour in Half Moon Bay
14 Sep 2021 Tour of Singing Frogs Farm
04 Aug 2021 Master Class on Sponge Cakes with Jim Dodge
07 Jul 2021 Making Bread with Yeast Water with Rosemary Mark
23 Jun 2021 A Light-Hearted Conversation on Food Writing with Dianne Jacob and Jen Nurse
08 Jun 2021 Demo with James Beard Award Winner Greg Patent
11 May 2021 Sixty Second Brioche with Helen Fletcher
20 Apr 2021 Savory Apéritif Cake with David Lebovitz
23 Mar 2021 Brunch Dough Demo with Jen Nurse
24 Feb 2021 Regal Pecan Tart with David Grossblat
16 Dec 2020 Candied Citrus Peel Demo with Rose Gillen
11 Nov 2020 Baking Demo with Marlene Sorosky-Gray and Linda Carucci
21 Jan 2020 Modernized Traditional Asian Desserts with Wen Jian
18 Nov 2019 Corto Olive Oil Mill Tour
15 Oct 2019 All Things Recipe with Carolyn Jung and Rosemary Mark
28 May 2019 Maria Capdevielle Secrets of Baking with Olive Oil
11 Apr 2019 Chocolate Tasting at Alegio
22 Jan 2019 Comfort vs Cutting Edge: Two Views with Joe Schuver and William Werner
09 Oct 2018 Rose Levy Beranbaum
29 Aug 2018 UC Davis: Honey, Bees, and Pollination
22 May 2018 Janet Fletcher and Ricotta Cheese
06 Feb 2018 Remembering our Beloved Gem, Flo Braker
24 Oct 2017 Cenk Sönmezsoy
03 Aug 2017 Bakers Dozen Field Trip to Andy's Orchard
20 May 2017 Bagel and Pretzel Baking Workshop with Richard Festen
09 May 2017 Michael Kalanty Modern Breads
07 Feb 2017 Cookies: The New Favorite
01 Nov 2016 Jeanne Brophy Smart Phone Baking Masterpieces
11 Aug 2016 2016 Summer Tour at Pie Ranch
26 Jan 2016 Adding Spice to your Life and Desserts with Sachin Chopra and Tammy Tan
03 Nov 2015 Noe Valley Bakery: A Recipe for Change
11 May 2015 Buffalo Milk Gelato Farm Tour
28 Apr 2015 Baking with Alternative Sweeteners with Mani Niall, Frederick Schilling and Kirsten Connolly
28 Mar 2015 Shortbread & Cookie Dough Rolling & Cutting Workshop
07 Mar 2015 Stenciled Buttercream Cake Decorating Workshop
27 Jan 2015 Recipe Variations
03 Nov 2014 Dandelion Chocolate Tour & Tasting
30 Sep 2014 Culinary History of Bay Area Food & Desserts with Alice Medrich, Erica Peters & Mary Rose
21 Aug 2014 Summer Tour at Pie Ranch
14 May 2014 Semifreddi's Bakery Tour
06 May 2014 Kitchen Success Stories
06 Apr 2014 Crazy for Custard with Rene Matthew
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07 May 2013 Pastry Chefs Extraordinaire!
05 Feb 2013 You Should Sell This
13 Jan 2013 Macaron Workshop: Not Your Mother's Macarons
09 Oct 2012 Book or Blog with Flo Braker+Panel
13 Aug 2012 Summer Tour: McClelland's Dairy
05 Jun 2012 The Starter Bakery Story with Brian Wood
03 Jun 2012 Laminated Dough Class
25 Apr 2012 Bakers Math
18 Feb 2012 February Special Interest: Whole Grains
31 Jan 2012 January Mirror-Mirror Luncheon
24 May 2011 Food Styling & Photography
10 Jul 2010 Harley Goat Farm in Pescadero
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09 Feb 2010 Gluten-Free and Allergy-Friendly Baking
27 Oct 2009 Food Science with Harold McGee and Shirley Corriher
27 Jul 2009 Marshall's Honey Farm Tour
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08 Aug 2008 Elements of Cheese Service, Cow Girl Creamery
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29 Apr 2008 Who Doesn't Love Cupcakes?
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30 Jan 2007 Kitchen Wisdom of Chuck Williams
18 Nov 2006 Dorie Greenspan
17 Jul 2006 Boudin Bakery Tour
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