Autry National Center Event: Local Chefs Compete

What Are the Real Costs of Our Food Decisions?

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Autry National Center Chef Cook Off

LOCAL CHEFS COMPETE – Be there when two local chefs “cook-off” in this challenge to see who can create a healthy meal for a family of four with a $30 budget.

Nadine Carson Forum
Saturday, August 29, 2009 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Autry National Center
Free with museum admission A Farmers’ Market produce stand will be made available for guests to sample seasonal fruit and vegetables.

Taji Marie,
Executive Chef, Simple Gourmet Pace Webb, Chef & Lifestyle Expert, Taste of Pace

Judges include representatives from the Autry National Center and SEE-LA. A member of the viewing audience will be selected at random the day of the program to assist in judging the competition. To be eligible to serve as a judge, you must RSVP by August 25. For more information, please call 323.667.2000, ext. 250.



In partnership with the Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA), this program addresses whether preserving the environment is a luxury or a necessity in hard times. Women often make the budget decisions about what and where food for the family is purchased, and this program addresses questions that focus on what the real costs of our environmental decisions are.

Carolyn Brucken,
Associate Curator of Western Women’s History, Autry National Center Michael Woo, Board Chair of SEE-LA and Dean of Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design The organic food movement, its current trends, and how it affects the environment, economy, women, and family households. Pompea Smith, CEO of SEE-LA Supporting sustainable food choices and food systems.

Moderator: Tara Thomas, Owner, Traxx Restaurant
RSVP by August 25 to 323.667.2000, ext. 250.

700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027 . A.

The 2009—2010 Nadine Carson Forum at the Autry National Center focuses on women’s choices during tough economic times. These programs provide a lead-in to the upcoming exhibition, Home Lands: How Women Made the West, scheduled to open in April 2010. For information about this program and The Art of Hard Times with Linda Gordon on December 12, please visit our website.

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