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Author to Speak on Her Antiquarian Cookbook Collection at The Getty Museum

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Fans of vintage cookbooks and culinary history will get a kick out of the Getty's upcoming event with Anne Willan, author of The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes that Made the Modern Cookbook.

Though she might not have achieved the mainstream fame of her generational counterpart Julia Child, Willan has made sizeable contributions to the culinary world as we know it. She has authored more than 30 books in her lifetime, and is the owner of an extensive antiquarian cookbook collection, upon which the Cookbook Library is based. She is also the founder of the Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris, which opened in 1975.

Willan will sign books beginning on Wednesday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. Afterwards, participants will enjoy a formal, old-world French-inspired, three-course prix fixe lunch in the Private Dining Room at the Getty Center Restaurant.

The formal prix fixe lunch is $75 a person, or $90 with wine pairings. The book-signing is free, as is admission to the Getty Center. To make reservations for the prix fixe lunch, call (310) 440-7300.