Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

February 24, 2018 | 2:30 p.m. | Salem Public Library

585 Liberty St. SE, Salem OR 97301

Sometimes the most overlooked objects can offer the most perceptive insights about ourselves and others. In this conversation, writer and independent scholar Jennifer Roberts introduces historical and current recipes and asks, How do recipes work? Why do we collect them? Who do we write them for? By sharing our own assumptions and memories, we will examine how recipes can help us connect and create communities across time, distance, and culture. Participants are encouraged to bring any treasured recipes they’d like to share with the group. These recipes may end up in a story-based collection compiled throughout this Conversation Project program. Read more.

This event will take place in the Anderson Room at the Salem Public Library.

Event Sponsors

Salem Public Library Foundation




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