The American Plate

Welcome to my website, the online home for The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites. The site is dedicated to themes of history and all things related to food, from ancient maize to contemporary food trends. Images of gardens, architecture, and art will weave in and out, and guests will make an occasional appearance.

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30pm

The Landmark Society

*Tickets Required*


Thursday, March 26 at 6:30pm

South Carolina Society Hall

72 Meeting Street

Charleston, SC

Tickets sales benefit Drayton Hall

Reception begins at 5:30pm


Past Events & Book Signings


Tuesday, October 28 at 8pm

The National Arts Club – Culinary Arts (New York,  NY) 

15 Gramercy Park South

New York, NY 10003


Saturday, November 1 from 1pm-2pm

Omaha Public Library (Omaha, NE) 

Read It & Eat Culinary Conference 

Library:  W. Dale Clark Main Library 4th Floor 


Thursday, November 13 at 7pm

Book Revue (Huntington, LI) 

313 New York Avenue

Huntington, NY 11743


Tuesday, November 18  from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

The National Press Club (Washington, DC) 

37th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night

Club’s Headquarters

529 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20045


Wednesday, November 19 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm  

National Museum of American History

Smithsonian Institute “Kitchen Cabinet” Event

14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW 

Washington, DC 20001


Saturday, November 22  at 3:00pm 

Miami Book Fair International



Wednesday, December 3  at 6:30pm 

New York Public Library (New York, NY)

Mid-Manhattan Library

455 5th Ave (at the corner of 40th Street and 5th Ave.)