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Quinces: A tribute to the ancient fruit at the Los Angeles Public Library

September 27, 2011 | 10:11 am

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On Oct. 8, the Culinary Historians of Southern California will present "Simply Quince: From Breakfast to Dinner for 3,000 Years" at the Central Library. Barbara Ghazarian will address the long history of the lumpy, golden fruit known as the quince. The lecture will trace the fruit's migration from its origins in the Caucasus and discuss dishes related to ancient recipes, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, L.A., (213) 228-7000, lapl.org.


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Photo credit: David Karp / Los Angeles Times