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Charity Cookbooks and the Empowerment of Women

Please join us for an evening at the Detroit Public Library when we explore American history via its culinary heritage. Food historians look at food as one of the most important elements of cultures, reflecting the social and economic structure of society. Historians realize that the diet, the production and commerce of foodstuffs, and cookery are defining characteristics of a nation's culture. We invite you to share in the politics just under every woman's nose (and, often, behind many men's backs). If you think cookbooks are dull with nothing but recipes, this lecture will transform your point of view.

Presentation and Reception
Friday, September 21, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library-Friends Conference Room, 2nd floor
5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan

Lecture will be presented by Janice Bluestein Longone, proprietor of The Wire and Food Library, America's oldest antiquarian culinary bookshop. Ms. Longone has written entries on American cookbooks for the Oxford Companion to Food  and is an associate editor for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. She has served as a judge for numerous cookbook and culinary journalism awards including the James Beard and Julia Child cookbooks. In 2000, Ms. Longone received the Food Arts Silver Spoon Award in recognition of her scholarly determination to preserve the honor of American culinary literature.

A convivial reception honoring the generosity of Mary Adelaide Hester and her admiration and regard for the Detroit Public Library Rare Book Collection will immediately follow.

RSVP to Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation (313) 481-1357 or email pmerritt@detroitpubliclibrary.org. Non-members and guests will be asked for a modest donation of $10 to attend. FREE to members of The Friends and members of the Book Club of Detroit.

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