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Gourmet Ghetto Tour

Cost:  $20.00 – Gourmet Ghetto Tour

A tour of Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto will meet at Poulet, 1685 Shattuck Ave at 9 am. Hour Lecture, tour, book signing, ending midday.

L. John Harris, a Berkeley food writer, artist and former cookbook publisher  with over 50 years of history in Berkeley’s  food scene, will lead a walking tour of the legendary Gourmet Ghetto in North Berkeley. Stops will be at the key shops and restaurants that led to national and international notoriety as ground zero for a food revolution in the 1970s known as California Cuisine. Harris will tell the back story behind such icons of the ghetto as Peets Coffee, The Cheese Board, Chez Panisse, Saul’s Deli, The French Hotel and Poulet. Following the tour, Harris will sign copies of his book “Foodoodles: From the Museum of Culinary History,” a memoire of his years in the food scene with over 90 of his cartoons called Foodoodles. Mr. Harris’ fee for the tour will be donated to the Berkeley Food and Housing Project.

Background on Mr Harris is available on http://www.foodoodles.com/.

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