Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Craig Claiborne celebration in NYC

The Southern Foodways Alliance, the state of Mississippi and the New School will celebrate the life and work of Craig Claiborne with two events this week in New York City.

A sold-out discussion and champagne toast on Friday evening (6/12) will include David Kamp of Vanity Fair and food celebrity Jacques Pepin commenting on Claiborne's quarter-century career at the New York Times and his role in America's changing approach to food. Lauded Mississippi chefs will serve "Tastes of Claiborne's Mississippi."

There may still be time to squeeze in to a Thursday evening (6/11) panel on "Craig Claiborne and the Invention of Food Journalism" sponsored by the Food Studies Program at The News School. The panel will feature, among others, food writers Betty Fussell and Molly O'Neill; call 212-229-5488 or e-mail boxoffice@newschool.edu for tickets.

The University of Georgia Press brought the celebrated CRAIG CLAIBORNE'S SOUTHERN COOKING back into print in 2007.