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

Guests
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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  1. Mike:

    Great topic. It does take a cooperative, concerted and coordinated effort of services and housing to solve the problem of homelessness.

    I am familiar with one of your guest’s experience in the early 80s in Boston. What it took to make a difference in Boston was the community recognizing the problem and demanding that the institutions along with the citizens address the issue.

    Boston has been lucky that there have been two Mayors-Ray Flynn and Tommy Menino-who have city agencies dealing with this issue. Boston also has institutions such as the Catholic church-and wonderful priests dedicated to social justice like Father Frank Kelley of Sacred Heart in Roslindale-who have been successful in getting all areas of Boston-the government, the churches, the neighborhoods and the businesses and unions to work
    together.

  2. I only caught the last 5 minutes of the show — but just wanted to give a shout out to Miss Elizabeth Shaffer!!! I’m so excited for WFAeats!!!


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