|Mimi Sheraton | 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die
Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM; buy tickets online>>
Former New York Times restaurant critic Mimi Sheraton knows food. Of her, renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten claims, "Her knowledge knows no bounds, her glossary of flavors is ultimate. Her opinion is like gold." In addition to the Times, Sheraton has contributed to Food & Wine, The New Yorker, Time, Vanity Fair, and many other publications. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including The German Cookbook, the memoir Eating My Words, and the IACP and James Beard Award-winning The Whole World Loves Chicken Soup. Her new book celebrates the best cuisine from around the world, offering directions on where to find it and how to make it.
|Marlon James | A Brief History of Seven Killings with LaShonda Katrice Barnett | Jam On the Vine and Bridgett M. Davis | Into the Go-Slow
Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM; FREE
No tickets or reservations required. For more info: 215-567-4341
Jamaica-born Marlon James is the author of the acclaimed novel The Book of Night Women, winner of the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and John Crow's Devil, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His latest novel delves into the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s.
LaShonda Katrice Barnett is the author a short story collection titled Callaloo and is the editor of I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters on Their Craft. Her debut novel, Jam On the Vine, tells the story of a courageous woman who founds a black newspaper in the Jim Crow-era Midwest.
Bridgett M. Davis is the author of Shifting through Neutral, a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her work has appeared in many publications, including the Washington Post, Essence, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Into the Go-Slow follows a young woman from Detroit to Nigeria as she mourns the death of her sister.
Cooking Workshop: Maine Fish Chowder
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM; Parkway Central
Join local chef Jameson O'Donnell for this special culinary event. Recreate One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection Orphan Train character Terry's Famous Maine Fish Chowder from scratch in this hands-on class that focuses on teaching fundamental skills in putting together a delicious stew. Purchase tickets here.
|Also of Interest
Ken Burns Presents, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
A Film by Barak Goodman
Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM; Parkway Central Fourth Floor; Registration at EOAM.eventbrite.com
Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia and the Free Library of Philadelphia invite you to join us for a preview screening of this revolutionary film while also learning about and sampling delicious and nutritious movie snacks with Cancer Treatment Centers of America chefs and registered dieticians. Don't miss being part of one of the largest, most comprehensive engagement programs in the history of documentary filmmaking, intended to spearhead a national conversation about the history of cancer, the personal experience of those afflicted, the groundbreaking research underway, and the quest for a cure.
|Free Library Author Events
Andy Kahan, Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Director, Author Events
Laura Kovacs, Associate Director
Jason Freeman, Program Assistant