PORTLAND — Mug shots of food industry workers who broke the law will be on display at Rabelais beginning Friday.

And on Tuesday, the editor behind Julia Child’s many cookbooks, speaks about her experience in the food world.

The collection of mug shots features cooks, chefs, bartenders, waiters and butchers who worked in the food industry between 1988 and 1954. They were arrested for everything from drunk and disorderly conduct to murder. Many of the mug shots are from New York, New Jersey, San Francisco and Pennsylvania, according to Rabelais.

A food and wine book store at 86 Middle St., Rabelais will have an opening reception March 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The collection belongs to Lou Jacobs, a Portland chiropractor.

Also coming up in the next week, cookbook editor and author Judith Jones will speak at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. Jones is perhaps most famous for her work with Julia Child (she was editor of Child’s first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking) and during her 50-year career at publisher Alfred A. Knopf has worked with many famous chefs.

Jones also wrote her own books, including her most recent, The 10th Muse, My Life in Food, a memoir published in 2008. During her hour-long talk March 5, Jones is expected to discuss her food- and book-related adventures, including those with Child. The lecture is from 6-7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members. Jones will be available for book signing at the museum, following her lecture.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to the special events link at portlandmuseum.org.

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A collection of mug shots of early 20th century food industry workers will be on display at Rabelais beginning March 5.

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