The peculiar strength of Kurlansky's food-centric writing is not exactly his knowledge of food, but the specific ways foods have shaped our lives and history. His last, The Eastern Stars, was as much about sugar as it was about the way sugar has shaped baseball culture in the Caribbean. Cod, which was touted as a "biography" of the fish, delved as deep into the histories of European colonial power and trans-Atlantic trade as did into the various recipes for preparing cod.
Eugene's author series, which has grown from a collaboration between Hopkins, Love is Love founder Judith Winfrey, and A Cappella Books' Frank Reiss, is likewise a cross of disciplines that requires Hopkins to look outside of a simple menu to create an evening that resonates with both the plate and the page. "It isn’t so self-absorbed," he said over the phone this afternoon. "You know I love, let’s say, a wine dinner, but this pushes me to reach further."
Reservations, which run $95 for four courses with pairings and a copy of Kurlansky's Edible Stories, are still available. You can call 404-355-0321 or visit Restaurant Eugene for more information.
Mark Kurlansky reads from and discusses Edible Stories on Mon., Nov. 22 at 6:30 pm at Restaurant Eugene.
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