Beard on Books
Wed, February 11, 2015
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
From graham crackers to McDonald’s fries, America has long lived up to the idiom, “you are what you eat.” In her new work, The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites, historian and food scholar Libby H. O’Connell uses iconic foods to illustrate how our culinary cravings have been shaped by economics, technology, and social movements across the centuries. Including trivia, recipes, and photos for dozens of dishes, this tome provides a mouthwatering perspective on America’s past, present, and future.
Tickets to events held at the James Beard House cover the cost of food and a unique dining experience. Dinners are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. All alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.
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.