Food expert Kitty Morse will speak about the Kasbah at the Culinary Historians of Southern California meeting on Saturday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the Central Library downtown. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Morse, an expert on Moroccan cuisine, warmly coaxes you into her late father’s Moorish mansion. She will be discussing her recent book, “Mint Tea and Minarets: A Banquet of Moroccan Memories.”
The book evokes the legacy of generations of cooks and celebrants at Dar Zitoun, the author’s late father’s painstakingly restored riad (traditional Moroccan home). Dar Zitoun soars above the banks of the Mother of Spring River, within the ramparts of the 16th-century medina of Azemmour, south of Casablanca. And Dar Zitoun, the House of the Olive Tree, has many delicious stories to tell.
A book signing and reception with themed refreshments will follow the talk at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Morse was born in Casablanca of a French mother and British father, and emigrated to the United States in 1964. She returns frequently to Morocco to spend time at her family’s riad. Her career as a food writer, cooking teacher and lecturer spans more than 25 years. She is the author of nine cookbooks, five of them on the cuisine of Morocco and North Africa. They include “Cooking at the Kasbah: Recipes from My Moroccan Kitchen,” “The Scent of Orange Blossoms” and “The California Farm Cookbook.”
Contact: Call (323) 663-5407 or visit chscsite.org.
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