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Alice Waters to speak at Scripps College; Harold McGee and Diana Kennedy at Vroman's

November 8, 2010 | 10:49 am


Alice Waters at Scripps: Chef, author and local food evangelist Alice Waters will speak about the importance of food quality, the organic tradition, and food and justice at Scripps College in Claremont on Tuesday. She will be joined by several other organic advocates, including: Sister Terry Dodge, director of the Crossroads Inc., a counseling organization that incorporates organic gardening into parolee programs; directors of CultivatingDreams.org, a student-run initiative that supports organic farming at the California Institution for Women in Corona; and Steven Boyd, principal of San Antonio High School in Claremont, which incorporates organic community gardening into student development programs. 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 

Scripps College's Performing Arts Center, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, (909) 621-8187, www.scrippscollege.edu

At Vroman's: Harold McGee, who writes about the science of food and cooking, will discuss his latest book, "The Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes," at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena on Wednesday. And on Sunday, cookbook author Diana Kennedy will talk about "Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy," her book about the regional cuisines of Oaxaca. Both also will be signing their books. Both events begin at 7 p.m.

695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 449-5320, www.vromansbookstore.com.

-- Betty Hallock

Photo: Tomas Ovalle / For The Times