Ideal Ages:13 and up
Presentation NOW available on the Denver Public Library YouTube channel, recorded for your convenience!
Passionate, well written, and accessible, Mayukh Sen's title Taste Makers tells the story of the vigor, struggle, and fleeting success of seven immigrant women, offering a counternarrative to conventional understandings of success and failure in the food world. In celebration of World Refugee Day, Sen, a James Beard and IACP Award-winning writer based in Brooklyn, will be discussing his book and America’s modern culinary history as told through the lives of seven pathbreaking chefs and food writers. He will be joined by Seynabou, a chef and urban farmer for 20 years, from the Denver-based Comal Heritage Food Incubator, where she teaches future entrepreneurs from high barrier facing communities in both Colorado and California how to successfully launch and run their own food businesses.
Weaving together histories of food, immigration, and gender, Taste Makers challenges the way readers look at what’s on their plate—and the women whose labor, overlooked for so long, makes those meals possible. Join us for an afternoon of lively discussion on the impact the immigrant experience is having on the world culinary scene.
Join online with Zoom link or dial-in (719) 359-4580 to participate by phone. Meeting ID: 849 3160 0632
Alternatively, an in-person watch party will be held at the Bob Ragland Branch Library.
The Bookies will be offering online sales of Taste Makers.