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Food Feuds: From Ancient Rome to Southie at Kickstand Cafe

July 13, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Come to Kickstand Cafe to see novelist CRYSTAL KING with her novel Feast of Sorrow, Top Chef judge BARBARA LYNCH with her memoir Out of Line, and Boston Globe’s food critic Ted Weesner.

Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, KING’s seminal debut features the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction.

Out of Line describes LYNCH’s remarkable process of self-invention, including her encounters with colorful characters of the food world, and vividly evokes the magic of creation in the kitchen. It is also a love letter to South Boston and its vanishing culture, governed by Irish Catholic mothers and its own code of honor. Through her story, Lynch explores how the past—both what we strive to escape from and what we remain true to—can strengthen and expand who we are.

This event is free and open to the public.

Organizer

Arlington Author Salon
Website:
https://arlingtonauthorsalon.wordpress.com

Venue

Kickstand Cafe
594 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington , Massachusetts
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Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.