This summer we will begin shelving an exciting new library at Buffalo Peaks Ranch, the Cook’s House Library on Food & Land. To help celebrate that milestone, we’ll be launching a new book club on that same theme. We’re excited to announce our first two book picks for this summer!
High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America brings Jessica Harris’ lifetime of knowledge and her masterful storytelling to a narrative history of the foods and foodways that began in Africa, and eventually flowered across the American continent.
Jessica Harris is the author of eleven cookbooks documenting the food traditions of the African diaspora, including The Africa Cookbook and The Welcome Table.
Join us at the Cook’s House as we discuss High on the Hog!
Click Here to Register through Eventbrite. Registration begins on Thursday, April 28th, 10:00am MST. The book discussion is free, but we welcome donations.
Eating the Landscape: American Indian Stories of Food, Identity, and Resilience is our second Cook’s House Book Club pick. Enrique Salmon’s illuminating book traverses a range of cultures on a journey through the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Salmon weaves his historical and cultural knowledge as a renowned indigenous ethnobotanist, with stories of American Indian farmers, to illustrate how indigenous foodways are rooted in a deep understanding of the land.
Enrique Salmon is the head of the American Indian Studies program at Cal State University. He is also the author of Iwigara: The Kinship of Plants and People. His own Raramuri family have gathered, grown and used plants for many medicinal and cultural purposes.