Please join us as we celebrate the publication of two books written by members of the Amherst College community on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. in Frost Library’s Friendly Reading Room.
Lisa Stoffer (director of foundation and corporate relations) and Michael Lesy (professor of literary journalism at Hampshire College) will discuss their book, "Repast: Dining Out at the Dawn of the New American Century, 1900-1910." "Repast" takes readers on a culinary tour of early-20th-century restaurants and dining. The innovations introduced at the time transformed the act of eating in public in ways that persist to this day.
Professor Deborah Gewertz (G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology) will discuss "The Noodle Narratives: The Global Rise of an Industrial Food into the Twenty-First Century." "The Noodle Narratives" examines the history, manufacturing, marketing and consumption of instant noodles. By focusing on three specific markets, the book reveals various ways in which these noodles enable diverse populations to manage their lives.
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.