Biting into food culture

I’m getting practice cooking in front of people. What a lift to see this article on my book in the Columbia Tribune today! ( Food editor Marcia Vanderlip and photographer Vivian Agagiu were fun visitors to my kitchen at the farm. The aroma was warm and inviting, and the company even better.

All this practice bodes well for the cooking demonstration at World Harvest this Saturday, January 17, fro 2-4 p.m. I’ll have a burner. I’ll have spices. All I need is you to smile, nod encouragement, and nosh on samples. Please come out to support the store if you are in the Columbia area, I am but a diversion. The family-run business is a Columbia gem–rich in it’s own story of culture, tradition, assimilation and belonging. Great food and spices, too!


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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