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The French gastronomist Brillat-Savarin wrote, "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are."

Savor and discuss contemporary memoirs that explore rich emotional and cultural terrain through the lens of food. Culinary narratives open windows into complexities of family dynamics, social history, politics, ethnicity, religion and identity. Books include, Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl; Poor Man’s Feast by Elissa Altman; Toast by Nigel Slater; Relish by Lucy Knisley; Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya von Bremzen; Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia Ciezadlo.

Please read Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl for the first class.

Class meets: Thu, Jan 30, Feb 27, Apr 3, May 1 and 29.


Brief Bio

Lori Rotskoff, PhD, is a cultural historian. She is co-editor of When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference it Made and author of Love on the Rocks: Men, Women, and Alcohol in Post-World War Two America.

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