In his book, The Table Comes First, Adam Gopnik explores how food has rapidly taken on new importance in America's popular culture, evolving from sustenance to a matter of fashion and obsession. With gentle satire and a healthy dose of history, Gopnik reminds us that what goes on the table has never mattered as much as what goes on around the table: family, friends, and loved ones.
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, tea from Le Palais des Thés, Lavazza Coffee, and Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate will be served. Sweets provided by Three Tarts. Guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Books will be available for purchase from Mobile Libris. Suggested donation $20. Free admission for students.