DISCUSSION ABOUT RECIPES AND COMMUNITY
The August 16 event is part of Oregon Humanities’ statewide Conversation Project.
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?
This is the focus of “Stone Soup: How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community,” a conversation with Jennifer Roberts on Wednesday, August 16 at 7pm at Broadway Rose Theatre Company. This program is hosted by Westside Cultural Alliance and sponsored by Oregon Humanities. 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.
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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. She is currently working on a novel set in the seventeenth century that involves witchcraft, alchemy, and, of course, recipes.
Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about this community discussion, please contact Cindy Dauer at (503) 567-1713 or email@example.com.
Oregon Humanities (921 SW Washington, Suite 150; Portland, OR 97205) connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Idea Lab, Public Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.