Monday, October 26, 2015

Tonight! A delicious food tasting as we Savor the South three different ways

 We'll be serving up some crab and shrimp calas...
...butter bean, corn and tomato salad; and green beans with fingerling potatoes tonight as we host the authors of three new cookbooks. (And we will of course have some wine on hand in case anyone gets thirsty). See more below, followed by an update on our events for the next two weeks.

Monday, October 26, 7:00 p.m.
The authors of UNC Press' three most recent Savor the South cookbooks, Bill Smith (Crabs and Oysters: A Savor the South Cookbook), Bridgette Lacy (Sunday Dinner: A Savor the South Cookbook) and Sandra Gutierrez (Beans and Field Peas: A Savor the South Cookbook) will be sharing food, recipes, and stories, and signing their books.
BILL SMITH, born and bred "down east" in coastal NC, is the chef at Crabs and Oysters Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill. He will be discussing Crabs and Oysters: A Savor the South Cookbook. Smith is the author of two  previous cookbooks, Seasoned in the South and Food & Wine. Smith is a two-time finalist for best chef in the South from the James Beard Foundation and the Chef's Collaborative nominated him for a sustainability award.
In Sunday Dinner: A Savor the South Cookbook BRIDGETTE LACY reminisces about the classic Sunday family dinner, with stories about the grandfather whose culinary enthusiasm inspired her and the book's 51 recipes. Lacy is a journalist who writes about food for the NC Arts Council and The Independent Weekly. She also works as a features and food writer for the Raleigh News & Observer.

SANDRA GUTIERREZ calls legumes the "culinary equalizer." In Beans and Field Peas: A Savor the South Cookbook, she explores the many roles beans and field peas have played at the Southern table, serving rich and poor, traditional and trendy, and now a favorite of nutritionists. Gutierrez is the author of two previous books, Latin American Street Food and the New Southern-Latino Table. She is a well-known culinary instructor, who lives in Cary, NC
Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has defined a holiday for countless generations inspiring Scrooge
numerous film and theatrical adaptations.  Its characters, from Scrooge to Tiny Tim, have become cultural icons. In The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge Charlie Lovett picks up where Dickens left off to see if Scrooge is still keeping the spirit of Christmas alive twenty years after the spirits' visitation.

On a hot summer day some twenty years after he was famously converted to kindness, Ebenezer Scrooge still roams the streets of London, spreading Christmas cheer, much to the annoyance of his creditors, nephew, and his employee Bob Cratchit. However, when Scrooge decides to help his old friend and former partner Jacob Marley, as well as other inhabitants of the city, he will need the assistance of the very people he's annoyed. He ll also have to call on the three ghosts that visited him two decades earlier. By the time they re done, they ve convinced everyone to celebrate Christmas all year long by opening their wallets, arms, and hearts to those around them. 
CHARLIE LOVETT is a former antiquarian bookseller, an avid book collector and a member of The Grolier Club, the oldest and largest club for bibliophiles in America. A teacher and playwright, his plays for children have been seen in more than three thousand productions. He and his wife split their time between Winston Salem, North Carolina and England. Lovett's other titles include, First Impressions and The Bookman's Tale.
Thursday, November 5, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday evening November 5th we host the second in our series of "community conversations," a discussion of Atul Gawande's deep, compassionate best-seller,Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Our discussion will be led by DR LAURA HANSON, Professor of Geriatric Medicine and co-director of UNC's Palliative Care Program and JEHANNE GHEITH, a Duke professor who is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with Duke Hospice
In Being Mortal, physician Atul Gawande uses stories of his father, his Being Mortal patients, and friends to bring a thoughtful insider's view to the issues that are most important when dealing with death and the dying, including the conflicts that can result between a patient's wishes for their last days-a good quality of life and a "good death"-and the goals of medical care to extend life and insure safety. Gracefully written, Being Mortal opens a door to discussion of a subject that all too often engenders only fear and denial.
Our community conversation on Being Mortal is open to all mortals, of all ages. The discussion will get underway at 7:00 p.m.
(The Regulator's Community Conversation series uses books to initiate conversations about important issues in our lives and in our world. The series started in September, when we hosted a marvelous discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me, led by Randall Kenan and Tim Tyson. Plans are underway for a third installment in January, focused on global warming).
Monday November 9 through Saturday November 14
The Regulator joins with some of our best publisher friends to help celebrate University Press Week. Our downstairs will converted into a "pop-up" store featuring a fascinating collection of titles from Duke University Press, the University of North Carolina Press, and Columbia, Harvard, NYU, Princeton, University of California, University of South Carolina, and the University of Georgia presses. Be sure to schedule time for a browse through this special selection of books! For more about University Press Week see

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