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A Communal Table: The World on a Plate with Nancy Buchanan

  • Pacific Food and Beverage Museum 731 S. Pacific Ave. San Pedro, CA 90731 United States (map)

Pacific Taste is an ongoing series of culinary demos, talks, and workshops hosted by the Pacific Food & Beverage Museum in Los Angeles. A wide range of culinary professionals, cookbook authors, PacFAB curators, and others deliver lively lectures and lead tastings and hands-on workshops demonstrating the rich culinary traditions and distinctive cuisines of the American West, Pacific Rim, and beyond.

A Communal Table: The World on a Plate with Nancy Buchanan

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Los Angeles is among a handful of global cities where one can experience virtually any ethnic cuisine, both unadulterated and hybridized. And Nancy Buchanan, culinary author, nutrition lecturer, and publisher of A Communal Table, knows it. On Saturday, March 30, visit LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum and see Nancy convene the world on a plate. Using our southern neighbor as an example—and by employing a range of indigenous and imported ingredients courtesy Melissa's Produce—she'll explore the influence of other cultures on Mexican cuisine. After the presentation, guests will enjoy refreshments and sample Nancy's delicious handiwork.




A self-described food gypsy, Nancy Buchanan, NDTR, is a popular lecturer on food and culture. A faculty member at Orange Coast College, Nancy regularly teaches courses on food culture and nutrition. She is also the author of A Communal Table, an online publication that explores food culture through recipes, cooking techniques, and ethnic ingredient guides. Nancy is also a recipe developer, food stylist, and photographer, working for a number national brands, including Foster Farms, Cello Cheese, Prego, and King’s Hawaiian. Her work has appeared in both national and regional newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times and Taste of Home Magazine.

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