Think about Southern cooking: you're probably picturing fried chicken, barbecued ribs, and greens that play a supporting role to bacon. By recasting vegetables as the headlining act in their new book, The Southern Vegetarian: 100 Down-Home Recipes For The Modern Table, Mississippi natives Justin Fox Burks and his wife, Amy Lawrence, prove that the region's culinary roots start in the garden.
Enlightened Eaters is an educationally minded series of readings, workshops, discussions, and other programs focusing on health, nutrition, sustainability, and environmental issues. This event is free to students, with a suggested donation of $20 for nonstudents. Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino water, Lavazza Coffee, tea from Tea Forté, and Valrhona Chocolate will be served. Snacks will be provided and guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch.