Local historian Gloria Lopez will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the release of her book “American Paella” with a book signing on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m. at the downtown Berryessa Gap tasting room.
This book celebrates the rich history of Winters and the town’s Spanish roots. It weaves personal accounts of longtime Winters residents with the vibrant history of the region, and allows readers to better understand the immigrant experience.
Lopez’s stories cover everything from life in Spain, to the challenges facing new immigrants, as well as the importance of close family ties, and how a burgeoning agriculture industry created Winters and changed lives.
Focusing on the food customs of Spain, the author shows us what it means to maintain your cultural identity in a vastly different country. In short, as Lopez states: “Becoming American while staying Spanish.”
All are welcome to stop in to visit with Lopez and have their books signed or pick up a copy to give as a gift. Berryessa Gap will also be showing a digital version of American Paella in the downtown tasting room.
The evening will also include tasting of Berryessa Gap’s Double Gold Medal-Winning 2015 Tempranillo and tapas.