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Beard on Books

Wed, September 14, 2016

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Beard House
Price: $20 for non-students (suggested donation) Phone: 212.627.2308
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JBF AWARD WINNER

Toni Tipton-Martin

The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks

Toni Tipton-Martin snagged a 2016 James Beard Award for The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks, her masterful exploration of the contributions of African-American women to our nation's culinary landscape. Pages after pages of reproduced archival materials and recipes upend the historical stereotype of black women in the kitchen as illiterate "Aunt Jemimas," proving how instrumental these oft-ignored chefs were to our dinners and diets.

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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 bySarabeth's. Guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Suggested donation $20. Free admission for students.