On November 19, 2020, at 6:00 pm, the Library Society welcomes author John Birdsall to discuss his most recent book The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard. In this talk, John Birdsall will describe the history of American cooking in the twentieth century, and the ways James Beard—notorious for bending the truth, who was famous in part for his skill at inventing myths about himself—invented American food. Towards the end of the program, Birdsall will be joined by Charleston’s own Beard-award winning chef Mike Lata to conduct a Q&A session.
For more information on this virtual program and how to “attend,” click here.
Established December 28, 1748, the Charleston Library Society has a rich history as a “cultural institution for life-long learning, serving its members, the Lowcountry community and scholars through access to its rich collection of books, manuscripts and archival material and programs promoting discussion and understanding of the ideas they contain.” For more information, see their website here.