A culinary/literary event

It’s been some time since I’ve put a blog out. This makes me sheepish. It’s every day reasons that really don’t hold water because it’s been a great year with lots to write about. But here’s an event put together by Cathy Salter, Columbia Tribune columnist, and World Harvest International Market that will ease my way back to blog world. Please join me at World Harvest January 17, 2015 (2-4 p.m.) if you are in the Columbia, Missouri area! I’ll be cookin’ and talkin’ and generally having a good time, more so if you come.

A special culinary/ literary event
January 17, 2015 (2-4 p.m.) at World Harvest International Market

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Author : Nina Mukerjee Furstenau

Book: Biting Through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America’s Heartland
(Winner of the 2014 Les Dames d’Escoffier International M.F.K. Fisher Award)

Nina will be at World Harvest Market talking about her award winning memoir with samples of Indian dishes her Bengali mother prepared for the family
when Nina was growing up. Yellow Dog Books will have copies for sale.

Various ingredients Nina uses in her Indian cooking will be featured in the store, as well as a spice box with assorted fresh ground spices used in Indian cooking. Open each container, smell the fragrances, and be transported to the Bengali region of India where Nina’s parents were from before moving to Pittsburg, Kansas in the early 1960s.

Nina and some of her mother’s recipes will be featured in Marcia Vanderlip’s Food section in the Tuesday, January 13th issue of the ColumbiaTribune.

You all invited to come and meet Nina. Spread the word and bring friends. We hope to pack the store and show Shakir and his family how much his store has meant to Columbia over the past decade.

~Cathy Salter, Columbia Tribune columnist, and Nina Mukerjee Furstenau


About ninafurstenau

Nina Mukerjee Furstenau teaches a Food and Wine Writing for the University of Missouri Science and Agriculture Journalism program and the MU School of Journalism School. Her book, Biting Through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America's Heartland was the winner of the MFK Fisher Book Award and Grand Prize Award for culinary/culture writing and designated as a Kansas Notable Book. She has also written Savor Missouri: River Hill Country Food and Wine, celebrating Missouri foodways. Her essay, "And Then There Was Rum Cake," appears in the 2017 anthology, Pie & Whiskey: Writer's Under the Influence of Butter and Booze. Ms. Furstenau was in the Peace Corps in Tunisia from 1984 to 1986 and then began working life as a journalist and publisher/editor of three construction magazines beginning in 1987. Ms. Furstenau and her husband launched and published these magazines and two others until 2001. She was a month-long resident at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, in 2008.
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