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The Rise and Fall of Tiki Cuisine
nichols
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Posted: 2012-04-10 11:37 am   Permalink

Charles Perry on Tiki Cuisine
The Rise and Fall of Tiki

When: Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 2:00 PM
What: Free Lecture at Pacific Palisades Library
Where: 861 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades
Who: The public is invited to this event.

In the 1930s, two California restaurateurs created the Polynesian restaurant phenomenon that would sweep the country in the 1950s. Tiki restaurants, remembered fondly (and maybe a little ruefully), were over-the-top intoxicating environments, smelling of tropical fruits and flowers, their ceilings hung with puffer-fish lamps and outrigger canoes. You ate luscious sweet-and-sour dishes while being entertained by graceful hula dancing and sweet, dreamlike Hawaiian music. It was overwhelming lyrical, jovial, romantic and sensuous, though certainly naive and mannered.

And yet the phenomenon collapsed practically overnight in the 1970s. Charles Perry tells the story of the rise and fall of Tiki. Mr. Perry has written for the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, and other publications, as well as translated cookbooks from medieval Baghdad, Central Asia, and other cultures.

http://chscsite.org/charles-perry-on-tiki-cuisine/

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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2012-04-10 11:59 am   Permalink

A Tiki lecture on the Westside ?? !!

Scheduled on the same day as Mojave Oasis and Hukilau ?? Hmmm....

I will be sure to sit in the front row with my "Book of Tiki" in hand, fully armed with a discerning and questioning Tiki attitude.


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2012-04-10 12:03 pm   Permalink




 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2012-04-10 12:06 pm   Permalink

http://articles.latimes.com/2001/jan/17/food/fo-13069

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Capt. R.H. Falernum
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Joined: Mar 05, 2009
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From: Mar Vista (Los Angeles), CA
Posted: 2012-04-10 12:33 pm   Permalink

I was signing on just to post about this very event.
Glad that others are interested.

I'm planning to attend. Anyone else?

Maybe we can carpool John-O? I'll drive!

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SoccerTiki
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Joined: Feb 24, 2005
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From: TheSoccerTikiGrotto, Island of LongBeach
Posted: 2012-04-10 1:24 pm   Permalink

Sounds like an interesting event! And FREE! Hmmm...Would that be Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic's???
If the weather is good, it'll be a beautiful drive!

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-04-10 2:07 pm   Permalink

I may sit this one out, John-O can be my proxy as he is more the diplomat
and knows the subject well.


 
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Professor G
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From: the Tiki Wastelands
Posted: 2012-04-10 7:39 pm   Permalink

If someone makes it to this, please see if transcripts are available. The topic interests me strangely. For the record, Tiki Cuisine will rise again.



 
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the TikiTraveler
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Posted: 2012-04-13 3:05 pm   Permalink

Aloha to all !! it's been awhile..traveling to Tahiti,Hawaii and back (for a couple of months ) so my posts have been speratic...but anyway..looks like International Tiki Marketplace has been sucessful..Mahalo Chris (soccer tiki) But, look people YOU MUST attend this function (if possible) it will be enlightening. I grew up there (in the 'sades') and the Library will be cool('cuz of all the books on tiki,poly-pop and such)I've been talking to "one of the fathers of tiki" to get him to drop by. Wish me luck. Mahalo ,Charles Perry...don't forget the Rumaki.

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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2012-04-14 11:40 am   Permalink

Thanks for posting Nic. Save me a seat John-0
Cheers


 
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WooHooWahine
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Posted: 2012-04-14 3:58 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-04-14 11:40, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Thanks for posting Nic. Save me a seat John-0
Cheers



WooHoo! We will be there too


 
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HB TIKI
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Posted: 2012-04-14 4:13 pm   Permalink

John O, Please save seats For HB Tiki and wife, what a great place to be on a Saturday afteroon with sun and the California coast. Also great excuse to stop for drinks at Purple Orchid, Don the Beachcomber, and Etc...

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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2012-04-14 6:23 pm   Permalink

What ? Mojave Oasis weekend!!! Ugh !

 
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JOHN-O
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From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2012-04-14 7:08 pm   Permalink

Both can be done. I will prove it !! (But I do have to send my clone to Hukilau).

 
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WooHooWahine
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From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2012-04-15 09:39 am   Permalink

Cocktails & Early Dinner after the show???

The Galley Restaurant
http://www.thegalleyrestaurant.net/

The Pearl Dragon http://www.thepearldragon.com/menus-wine-cocktails


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