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Rob Dunn | Delicious (virtual)

Co-sponsored by NC State University Friends of the Library.

Delicious retells the story of humans from the perspective of flavor. Using insights from food science, neuroscience, anthropology and literally a dozen other fields, Dunn and Sanchez argue that flavor has been central to human evolution, prehistory and history. Dunn and co-author Monica Sanchez make this argument in a way that simultaneously also offers new context to the pleasures (or displeasures) each of us experiences every day around food. This latter element of the book has made conversations with chefs to be particularly rewarding.

Rob Dunn is a biologist, writer and professor in the Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University. He has written several books.

In conversation with Reem Kassis, author of The Arabesque Table: Contemporary Recipes from the Arab World. Kassis is a Palestinian writer whose work focuses on the intersection of food with culture, history, and politics. She is the author of The Palestinian Table, which won the Guild of Food Writers First Book award and a Gourmand World Cookbook award and was a James Beard Best International Cookbook award finalist and NPR Best Book. Her second book, The Arabesque Table is a one-of-a-kind collection of contemporary recipes tracing the rich history of Arab cuisine. She grew up in Jerusalem, then lived in the US, France, Germany, Jordan, and the UK. She now lives in Philadelphia.

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Event date: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Delicious: The Evolution of Flavor and How It Made Us Human Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780691199474
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Princeton University Press - March 23rd, 2021

The Arabesque Table: Contemporary Recipes from the Arab World Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781838662516
Availability: Backordered
Published: Phaidon Press - April 7th, 2021

"The Arabesque Table is full to the brim with dishes which are rooted in tradition and at the same time creatively (and deliciously!) transcend it.