Friday November 12 | Immigrant Influence on American Food

November 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

America is often described as a melting pot and that depiction of our country is never more true than what is in that actual melting pot – the food we eat. From the country’s founding, our food has been greatly influenced by the people who have come to live in America. Whether it’s Italian spices, Asian cooking methods or new fruits and vegetables grown or imported here, immigrants continue to change what we eat and how we cook. Noted food critic and award winning writer, Molly O’Neill has been traveling the country to dine with people in different regions who cook different foods. She is traveling to the area to dine with 50 other folks and talk about her new book One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking. Pull up a chair and sit in while we talk about food across America on Charlotte Talks.
*Ellis Island dinner image courtesy Molly O’Neill

Molly O’Neill
– Author, One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking
Dan Huntley – BBQ expert and Caterer, Outdoor Feast Catering
Peter Reinhart – Chef on Assignment, Johnson and Wales University

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Thursday November 11, 2010 | Homelessness

November 10, 2010 at 10:06 am | Posted in Coming Up | 6 Comments

The problem of homelessness around the US is one that has been both longstanding and hard to fix. A sluggish US Economy doesn’t help the problem, and yet, there are innovative and persistent organizations putting forth efforts to help cities around the country decrease the level of homelessness in their community. We’ll be joined by a former White House Homeless “Czar” and a local expert on homelessness to find out what’s happening to stop or decrease homelessness in Charlotte and around the nation.

Philip Mangano
– President and CEO, The American Roundtable to Abolish Homelessness and Fmr. Exec. Director, US Interagency Council on Homelessness
Caroline Chambre – Director, Moore Place and the Homeless to Homes Program at the Urban Ministry Center of Charlotte

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