Café Humanities delves into subject of food

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Café Humanities, the Mississippi Humanities Council’s new book discussion series, continues this month with a three-book discussion on the ethics, aesthetics and politics of food at the Link Centre in Tupelo.
The series began June 11 with a reception and an introduction to Gum Tree Books collections of books on various aspects of food. Over the course of the series, group members are reading three food-related books and discussing their thoughts and ideas under the guidance of discussion leader Jeff Tomlinson, director of the Lee County Library.
Discussion sessions on the three books will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the following Mondays.
June 25: “Dinner with Tennessee Williams,” by Troy Gilbert and Chef Greg Picolo, with Williams scholar W. Kenneth Holditch.
July 9: “High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America,” by culinary historian Jessica B. Harris.
July 23: “The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals,” by naturalist and food activist Michael Pollan.
The Link Centre is located at 1800 W. Main Street. Gum Tree Bookstore will give Café Humanities participants a 10 percent discount on purchase of the three featured books.
For more information or to sign up, contact Melanie Deas (662) 690-4011, mdeas@link-centre.org; Emily Gatlin (662) 842-6453, books@reedsms.com or David Morgan (601) 432-6752, david@mhc.state.ms.us.