If you live in or around Greenville, SC, catch culinary historian and SFA founding member Jessica B. Harris at two events hosted by Slow Food Upstate, August 18 and 19.
The first, a community enrichment event, will be free and open to the public. Harris speaks on the subject “The Healing Table: Using the meal as a way to heal the family.”
August 18, 5:00 at the Sterling Community Center, 113 Minus Street, Greenville, SC 29601 (off Dunbar St. near St. Francis Hospital)
|Harris's latest book is High on the Hog (Bloomsbury, 2011)|
The second half of the event will raise funds for local school and community gardens, small farms and educators in food and nutrition, and an international project, 1000 Gardens in Africa.*
Garden Party and Dinner August 19, 6-9 pm
Jessica B. Harris speaks on “Same Boat, Different Stops,” an African-Atlantic culinary journey, examining the uses of African cultivars that have influenced the foodways of the American South.
Slow Food Upstate creates a meal based on the foods that made the journey, including okra, watermelon, eggplant, sorghum, Tunis Lamb, Sea Island Red Peas, Carolina Gold Rice, and more.
Tickets to the garden party dinner are $40 for Slow Food Upstate Members and $50 for non-members. Groups or corporations can reserve a table for eight guests for a $360.00 donation.
Reserve your space at the Garden Party and Dinner here: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/255014