Tags: Food / Wine / Travel

Wednesday: Mar 21

Celebrating Folk Masters: Music & Photography

Wed. March 21, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM


The Front Porch

221 Water Street East, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Barry Bergey and Tom Pich (Folk Masters) discuss their tribute to folk artists who have been named National Heritage Fellows, the highest honor the U.S. government awards to traditional artists, with Virginia state folklorist Jon Lohman. National Heritage Fellows Phil Wiggins and Sherman Holmes will perform with Almeta Ingram-Miller, Cora Harvey Armstrong, and Jared Pool.

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Tags: African-American, American Indian, Arts, Exhibit, Folklife, Food / Wine / Travel, Language / Culture / Folklife, Music, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian

Thursday: Mar 22

Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy: A Conversation with Justin Spring

Thu. March 22, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Justin Spring (The Gourmands’ Way) discusses six food writing adventurers whose lives and careers intersected in mid-twentieth-century France and whose work transformed the way Americans talk and think about food―and the way we eat.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Food / Wine / Travel, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction

Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future

Thu. March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Letters to a Young Farmer anthology contributors Eliot Coleman, Barbara Damrosch, Karen Washington, and Jill Isenbarger discuss the the highs and lows of farming life—as well as larger questions of how our food is produced and consumed—in vivid and personal detail.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Food / Wine / Travel, Health / Mind / Body, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Friday: Mar 23

Face Your Food: Advocating for the Animals We Eat

Fri. March 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Barbara King (Personalities on the Plate), Abbie Gascho Landis (Immersion), and Maryn McKenna (Big Chicken) discuss the animals we eat, the risks they face, and the food systems that feed us.

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Tags: Business, Environment / Science, Food / Wine / Travel, History, Nonfiction, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Histories of Food & Eating: African-American Perspectives

Fri. March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Kelley Fanto Deetz (Bound to the Fire) and Adrian Miller (The President’s Kitchen Cabinet) discuss histories of food and eating, from enslaved cooks to the personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every first family since George and Martha Washington.

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Tags: African-American, Food / Wine / Travel, History, Nonfiction

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South

Fri. March 23, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


UVa Caplin Theatre

109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (in the same building as Culbreth Theatre)

Michael W. Twitty (The Cooking Gene) wanted to know more about his roots and heritage, so he went on a multi-state, international journey to discover his place in Southern food history and his place in the American story. Searching for his food roots and family routes across the South, he discovered a way to bring all Southerners to the table in a spirit of culinary celebration and spiritual and racial reconciliation. He will share his story in this solo presentation.

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Tags: African-American, Food / Wine / Travel, History, Southern / Appalachian

Saturday: Mar 24

Cooking Demo with Michael Twitty

Sat. March 24, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


UVa “Triangle of Grass”

38°02'07.6"N 78°30'05.6"W

Michael Twitty, award-winning food writer, independent scholar, and culinary historian, who describes himself as outside the mainstream and “four time blessed” – “large of body, gay, African American and Jewish,” will provide a period cooking demonstration and interpretation, cooking over an open fire.

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Tags: African-American, Food / Wine / Travel