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Beard on Books

Wed, May 20, 2015

12:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
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Marcie Cohen Ferris

The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region

In her new book The Edible South, historian Marcie Cohen Ferris examines how the evolution of regional cuisine illustrates the complex history of the American South. Ferris suggests that from colonial settlers to antebellum plantations to the civil rights movement and today’s culture of heritage products, food has expressed and shaped Southern identity.

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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.