Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
CULINARY HISTORIANS OF NEW YORK PRESENTS
The Culinary World of a Literary Icon: Zora Neale Hurston
Frederick Douglass Opie
The American folklorist and Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston is best known for her masterwork, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and less known for her important anthropological work, including extensive ethnographic research on African American influences on the food in her home state of Florida.
Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie is a Professor of History and Foodways at Babson College. He is the author of Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America. His most recent books are Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black and Latino Coalitions in New York City From Protest to Public Office, and Zora Neale Hurston on Florida Food: Recipes, Remedies and Simple Pleasures. Opie is a contributor on the radio show The Splendid Table.
A reception featuring African American-influenced Floridian foods will precede the talk.
Frederick Douglass Opie is a faculty member in the History and Society Division at Babson College. He is the author of Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America, and teaches African American History and Foodways, and Food in the African-American Canon.
Location: Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn. Take the C train to Lafayette, or the G to Fulton.
Time: 6:30 pm Check-in and reception | 7:00 pm Lecture
Tickets: $25 CHNY Members | $22 CHNY Senior Members | $40 Non-Members and Guests | $10 Full-time students with ID.
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Members may reserve a place. RSVP at culinaryhistoriansny.org/contact/
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