The Serious Side of Food – A Reading and Discussion Group

Wednesdays (Sept. 13th and 27th, Oct. 11th and 25th and Nov. 8th and 29th) at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Food IngredientsParticipants will come together over the course of six sessions to discuss a variety of thematically linked texts with Marissa Peck, Food Assessment Coordinator at Capital Roots. Participants in The Serious Side of Food will explore an aspect of our culture that often gets taken for granted: food. Food provides both nourishment and pleasure, of course, but under the surface of each meal lies a series of complex interactions and entanglements. Working with histories, novels, and journalism, this series exposes some of the issues that lie on our plates. Texts include historical accounts, novels, and narrative nonfiction and will be provided by the library.

This program was developed and is supported by Humanities New York. The first book to be read will be available at the circulation desk of the main library starting August 21st and should be read prior to the September 13th meeting.

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