Tree of Life: Turkish Cuisine

turkish foodTree of Life: Turkish Cuisine in Context of Turkey’s Political and Cultural History

Tuesday, September 12 (Luncheon)

TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served;
1-2 pm – Presentation and Q & A

EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

When Angie Brenner, a former independent bookseller, and career journalist Joy Stocke met on the balcony of a guesthouse on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, they discovered a shared love of history, literature, and local food traditions. Stocke and Brenner set off on a ten-year cultural/culinary adventure to all of Turkey’s borders. Along the way, they were invited into home and professional kitchens, where they learned the history of and how to make drinks and dishes such as Turkish coffee, as well as sophisticated dishes from the Ottoman court. Stocke and Brenner are authors of the memoir Anatolian Days and Nights and the cookbook Tree of Life: Turkish Home Cooking. Join the authors for a conversation about the rich and varied cuisine of Turkey in context of the country’s culture, political history, and trade routes, as well as the origin of staples such as wheat.

The book, Tree of Life, will be available for purchase and sale.

PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only


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