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Peanut Peregrinations and Other Tales of Food Travel
March 18, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pmFree
A Reading and Slide Lecture by Carol Goodman Kaufman
Whether peanuts from South America or grapes from Asia, each food has a tale to tell about how it was discovered and introduced around the world to appear in myriad forms on people’s dinner plates, as well as in their cultures and traditions, in everything from pottery to poetry. Carol will read from and discuss her current book project, which follows the paths various foods have taken around the world. Each chapter in the book is dedicated to the biography of one particular food, and also includes stories, songs, poetry, rituals, artifacts and recipes that extol it.
Carol Goodman Kaufman is a psychologist and criminologist who keeps herself (mostly) sane by pursuing her passion for travel and food. She is the food and travel columnist for the Berkshire Jewish Voice and The Jewish Leader of Connecticut and Rhode Island, and a regular contributor to Boston’s Jewish Advocate and the national publication Forward, in addition to being an active blogger. She also conducts cooking workshops and has catered themed feasts and parties for decades as a volunteer for local schools and charitable organizations. carolgoodmankaufman.com