Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 PM
Fort Greene Nonfiction Book Group discusses Provence, 1970
At Greene Grape Annex
Led by Greenlight bookseller Nick, our nonfiction book group in Fort Greene reads and discusses the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. For March, the group reads Provence, 1970 by Luke Barr. In the winter of 1970, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate, talked and argued, about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery. Without quite realizing it, they were shaping today’s tastes and culture, the way we eat now. The conversations among this group were chronicled by M.F.K. Fisher in journals and letters some of which were later discovered by Luke Barr, her great-nephew. In Provence, 1970, he captures this seminal season, set against a stunning backdrop in cinematic scope complete with gossip, drama, and contemporary relevance.
Greene Grape Annex is located at 753 Fulton St, across the street from the bookstore.
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