Food is a basic human right, and also part of almost every human rite—both sustenance and refreshment for heart and mind as well as body. This month’s Categorically Not! will look at the relationship between the stuff we put in our stomachs and the stuff we chew over in our brains. Categorically Not! sprang from just such a potent brew, and our special guest this month is the man who enabled the whole thing –Robin Hirsch, one of the founders of the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village, where it all began.
Minister of Culture, Wine Czar and Dean of Faculty at the Café (which was proclaimed
“a culinary as well as a cultural landmark” by the City of New York in 1987), Robin
presides over an award-
For all its cultural trimmings, food is also physical stuff, i.e. matter. So we’ll
take a look at the physics behind those frothy desserts and tender chunks of tofu.
Amy Rowat, a UCLA professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology,
is a physicist by training, interested in the mechanical behavior of soft materials
and their role in physiology. The inventor of new experimental techniques to probe
the behavior of living cells one by one she explores puzzles ranging from non-
The final ingredient in our stew is Adam Fleischman, who describes himself as a former
This program will take place at our usual home, Santa Monica Art Studios. Come at 6 for refreshments and wander the studios. Program begins at 6:30. We ask for a $8 donation to cover expenses.
Please RSVP to 310-
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