CT Humanities and the Hamden Library present: “The Kitchen Daughter” by Jael McHenry. Book discussion led by Linda Marchisio. This book discussion, recipe sharing, and exploration of food will examine “Does food define us?” We all eat, but do we share anything in common when it comes to food, recipes, and cooking? The Kitchen Daughter explores the power of food, family, and self-discovery. After the unexpected death of her parents, shy and sheltered Ginny, a young woman with Asperger’s Syndrome, seeks comfort by cooking family recipes when she discovers she can invoke the ghosts of dead people by cooking their hand-written recipes.
Please bring a copy of a family, favorite, or heritage recipe to discuss. No need to rewrite or type the recipe. Well-used and worn, hand written and food stained, or tattered newspaper clippings are perfect. The recipes can become part of the recipe memory collection on The Humanities Food Blog.
Held in the Friends’ Room. Call 203-287-2680 for more information.