James Beard: The Quintessential American Epicure

James Beard: The Quintessential American Epicure

Photo by Dan Wynn, ©Elisabeth Wynn and courtesy of the James Beard Foundation.

A totally non-Valentine themed event, and a totally affordable one, is to be had tomorrow night at the

New School

. As part of their "Culinary Luminaries" series, the school's Food Studies program considers the life and work of James Beard, aka the "dean of American cookery" per the

New York Times


Speakers include Mitchell Davis, vice president of the James Beard Foundation; writers Betty Fussell, Barbara Kafka, and Judith Jones; and Dana Polan, professor of Cinema Studies at New York University.

All the details are after the jump.

James Beard: The Quintessential American Epicure

02/12/09 6:00 p.m.


Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

$5; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID

Box Office Information:
In person purchases can be made at The New School Box Office at 66 West 12th Street, main floor, Monday-Friday 1:00-7:00 p.m. The box office opens the first day of classes and closes after the last paid event of each semester. Reservations and inquiries can be made by emailing or calling 212.229.5488

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