Taso Lagos | From My Village to the Global Village: Finding America in a Greek Restaurant (3.8.2022)

Center for West European Studies & EU Jean Monnet Center

Mar 9 2022 • 59 mins

The Center for West European Studies presents Taso Lagos' book talk, "From My Village to the Global Village: Finding America in a Greek Restaurant" on March 8, 2022. Taso Lagos presents his book, "Cooking Greek, Becoming American: 40 Years at Seattle's Continental Restaurant." Taso G. Lagos was born and raised in a small village in rural Greece. He immigrated to the United States when he was nine. For the past 21 years, he has taught at the University of Washington, covering subjects including "American Press & Politics," "Global Impact of Smart Technologies" and "Diaspora Communities in Seattle and Beyond.". Besides Cooking Greek/Becoming American, his books include 86 Days in Greece; American Zeus: The Life of Alexander Pantages, Theater Mogul; Charisma and Religious War in America: Ministries and Rivalries of Sister Aimee and 'Fighting Bob'. He is currently working on a survey of Greek restaurants in the United States from 1880 to the present and a Nation Branding History of the United States. This talk is hosted by the Center for West European Studies and EU Center, and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of Washington, Seattle, and is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.