A Travel + Leisure editor and great-nephew of esteemed American food writer M.F.K. Fisher, Luke Barr has delved into culinary history, combing through his great-aunt’s diaries and journals to write Provence 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and The Reinvention of American Taste. Recreating the time in which these three influential culinary icons gathered together to talk about food, culture, and their combined future, Barr compiles a riveting and dramatic account that still resonates in today's food-centric world.
BEARD ON BOOKS is an ongoing monthly literary series featuring readings and discussions with some of the food world’s most celebrated authors. Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino waters, Lavazza Coffee, tea from Tea Forté, and Valrhona Chocolate will be served. Refreshments will be provided by Sarabeth's. Guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Suggested donation $20. Free admission for students.