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Conversation and Book Signing

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center

Darra Goldstein, editor of The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, discusses her new book with Marcia Reed, chief curator at the Getty Research Institute. More than just a compendium of pastries, candies, ices, preserves, and confections, this reference work reveals how the human proclivity for sweets has brought richness to language, art, and, of course, gastronomy.

A professor of Russian at Williams College, Goldstein is the founding editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, named the 2012 Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation.

This lecture complements the exhibition The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals, on view at the Getty Research Institute from October 13, 2015, to March 13, 2016.