Coming Up NextStone Soup: How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community, Tuesday, May 9, 7 pm.

How do recipes work? Why do we collect them? Who do we write them for? How can recipes help us connect and create communities across time, distance, and culture?

Join Slow Food Corvallis for a discussion of these questions and more, in a free Conversation Project event led by Jennifer Roberts and co-sponsored by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and Oregon Humanities. We encourage you to bring any treasured recipes you would like to share (they might end up in a collection compiled through this Conversation Project program). As we talk we’ll sample Scio kolace, sweet yeast buns now listed on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste.

Jennifer Roberts is a writer and independent scholar who lives in Josephine County. She received her PhD in English literature from the University of Minnesota, where she discovered her fascination with the history of science and medicine. Studying alchemy and early pharmacology sparked her interest in recipes of all kinds.

The conversation will take place at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library on Tuesday, May 9, beginning at 7:00 pm. Participation is free of charge, and no reservations are necessary.

WHAT: Stone Soup program

WHEN: Tuesday, May 9, 7:00 pm

WHERE: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

COST: Free of charge

This program is made possible by the generous support of Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.