A Slow Food Salon With Betty Fussell
From Julia to Michael: America’s Food Revolution Evolves
When: Saturday, November 21, 5 – 7 PM
Where: Café Amelie, 912 Royal Street
Price: $30 Slow Food Members, $35 nonmembers
From the invasion of the Frenchies to the rise of the Greenies, American food is on the march. Fifty years ago, Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cookery introduced the land of the bland, canned & frozen to the subversive idea that cooking was an art that was disciplined, intellectually rigorous and fun. Today, Michael Pollan’s best-selling Omnivore’s Dilemma deepens that subversion by connecting cooking and eating to the abuses of industrialized agriculture and to the many greenie movements that connect ecology to health. Betty Fussell explains the breadth and depth of this half-century revolution that we’re only beginning to understand, even though its directions affect the daily lives of us all.
Café Amelie welcomes Betty Fussell and Slow Food New Orleans to their charming French Quarter patio with a decidedly local menu that includes Des Allemands Crab Cakes, Mini Wild Catfish and Cochon de Lait Sandwiches, Amelie Oysters, Bordelon Sweet Potato and Andouille Soup, Delacroix Shrimp and Grits with Corn and Andouille Sausage Macque Choux and Cherry Almond Bread Pudding with Brandied Cherry Sauce. A special Satsuma cocktail is included.
To benefit Slow Food New Orleans, Chef Jerry Mixon and Danny Akers of Café Amelie are generously donating all proceeds.
To learn more about the amazing Betty visit www.bettyfussell.com