Kentucky’s Cookbook Heritage: Two Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture

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Food for Thought ends its 2014 season with a session on—what else? Food, of course! Food is a significant part of our daily lives and can be one of the most telling records of a time and place. Our meals—from what we eat, to how we prepare it, to how we consume it—illuminate our culture and history. 

In "Kentucky’s Cookbook Heritage,"anthropologist and author John van Willigen explores the state’s history through its changing food culture, beginning with Lettice Bryan’s "The Kentucky Housewife" published in 1839. He also shares the story of the original Aunt Jemima—the advertising persona of Nancy Green, born in Montgomery County and one of many African American voices in Kentucky culinary history.

Reservations required by Nov. 7. $20 for KHS members; $25 for all others. Contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414 to make reservations.