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Slow Food Book Club – June 25, 2017

Slow Food Book Club –  June 25, 2017
Private home in Manoa  Noon – 2:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE THE CORRECTION IN TIME. THE LAST NEWSLETTER STATED 11:00 A.M. BUT THE EVENT CORRECTLY STARTS AT NOON.

 
The launch of the Slow Food O’ahu Book Club has been a success with the reading, talking, and eating around our first two books, “Tender is the Bone” and “The Sweet life in Paris.” We are now    ready for our third meeting and the group hopes to offer a rotating book club event every quarter, with the members at the club choosing the book for the next reading.

The next meeting will be held on June 25, 2017 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at a home in Manoa.

In keeping with the theme and sentiment of France from the last meeting, the group has selected, “The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food”, by Adam Gopnick.  Never before have we cared so much about food. It preoccupies our popular culture, our fantasies, and even our moralizing. With our top chefs as deities and finest restaurants as places of pilgrimage, we have made food the stuff of secular seeking and transcendence, finding heaven in a mouthful. But have we come any closer to discovering the true meaning of food in our lives? With inimitable charm and learning, Adam Gopnik takes us on a beguiling journey in search of that meaning as he charts America’s recent and rapid evolution from commendably aware eaters to manic, compulsive gastronomes.Here’s a nice conversation the author had in 2011 with guest host, John Donovan, on “Talk of the Nation”:www.npr.org/2011/11/24/142752117/adam-gopnik-the-table-comes-first.

To sign up go to  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slow-food-book-club-tickets-34868993097.  There is no fee.  Bring a potluck dish to share with the group.

If you cannot attend the event but are interested in being placed on the mailing list, please email slowfoodoahu@yahoo.com.