Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “Modern Kosher; Global Flavors, New Traditions,” featuring author Michael Aaron Gardiner, at 10:30 am October 16, at the San Diego Central Library’s 9th floor Shiley Suite, 330 Park Blvd. While most of us have a vague idea of kosher food, perhaps gleaned from a favorite Jewish deli, Michael Aaron Gardiner is here to flesh out the full picture. Rather than simply updating the story of those who “keep kosher,” he will guide us through this little understood cuisine from its early history to today’s varied and vibrant global practice. Michael Gardiner is a regular feature writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the restaurant reviewer for San Diego CityBeat, and has won 2018 and 2019 San Diego Press Club awards for his contributions to both publications. Gardiner is also a freelance writer for Edible San Diego, Thrillist, and Fox News Latino, as well as the primary writer for the San Diego Food & Travel Blog, sdfoodtravel.com. In addition, he is the creator and co-host of the podcast Art of Spooning, on the Specialty Produce Network. Baja California is a big part of Gardiner’s life. He owns a family home in South Rosarito and spends every other weekend in Baja, covering the dining scene extensively for various publications.
The Annual Gathering for San Diego County Food Vision 2030 takes place every fall, featuring inspirational speakers, interactive sessions, open space for dialogue and networking, and local food.