ABOUT THIS PROJECT
To Live and Dine in L.A. is a multi-platform project of The Library Foundation of Los Angeles based on the extraordinary menu collection of The Los Angeles Public Library. Led by USC professor Josh Kun and a research team of students, To Live and Dine in L.A. will feature a book (Angel City Press), an exhibition (Getty Gallery of the Central Library), and a variety of city-wide public programs and media events, all forthcoming in 2015. The entire project is dedicated to curating and mobilizing the Library’s collection of historic L.A. menus in order to explore both the food history of the city and the city’s contemporary struggles with food insecurity, food deserts, and youth hunger. Following 2013’s Songs in the Key of Los Angeles, this will be the second in an ongoing series of archival projects inspired by LAPL special collections that will be helmed by Kun for the Library Foundation.