Slow Food Writer's Night 2009

Slow Food Writer's Night 2009

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 6:30 AM

On Thursday, January 29th at SPACE Gallery Slow Food Portland will be hosting our Annual Writers Night for 2009. This year's line-up of writers includes:

Anne Mendelson, author of Milk, The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages. Mendelson is a contributing editor at Gourmet Magazine and has written for The New York Times and Saveur. She is also the author of Stand Facing The Stove, a history of The Joy of Cooking and it's authors.

Nancy Carlisle, co-author of America's Kitchens, an illustrated history of that beloved room. Carlisle, a graduate of Bates College, is a curator at Historic New England, the most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the country.

Sam Hayward, chef and co-owner of Fore Street restaurant. The James Beard Award-winning chef who barely needs introduction will read from his story Island Sheep, published in The Art of Eating in the Fall of ‘08.

Renier Nieuwkerk, Owner & Captain of the F/V Hannah-Jo of Kennebunk will read from his segment of Sharing The Ocean, Stories of Science, Politics and Ownership from America's Oldest Industry, a new book from The Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance.

And in a first for the Writers' Night, Russell Libby, the Executive Director of MOFGA, will read some farm poetry from his new book Balance, A Late Pastoral.

As in years past, there will be sample tastes from Maine's soil and sea contributed by local chefs, this year including seafood from the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and Mead from the Maine Mead Works. Books from all the authors will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

The evening will begin at 6:30, doors will open at 6:00, at Space Gallery, 538 Congress Street in Portland. Tickets are $25, $20 for Slow Food members, and will be available at the door, or in advance at SPACE, 207 828 5600. For more information contact Don or Samantha Lindgren at 774 1044 or SPACE Gallery at

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