Baked Beans and Fried Clams
Saturday, March 2, 1:00 pm
Edie Clark, popular writer, editor, journalist, essayist and lecturer, will present her program “Baked Beans and Fried Clams” at Derry Public Library on Saturday, March 2, at 1:00 pm.
Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, this program is free to the public.Baked beans, fried clams, fish chowder, Indian pudding… so many foods are distinctive to New England.
This talk offers a celebration of these regional favorites along with an examination of how contemporary life has distanced us from these classics. What makes them special and how do these foods define our region? Edie Clark draws from such diverse resources as Fannie Farmer, Julia Child, and Haydn S. Pearson for enlightenment and amusement as well as on her own experiences, writing and traveling for Yankee magazine over the past thirty years to places where baked beans are still featured prominently on the menu.
Edie Clark has written extensively about New England for more than thirty years. She is a Fellow at The MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook Writer’s Colony, and a Visiting Writer at Northern Michigan University. Clark also teaches writing and journalism at the graduate and undergraduate level. Her essay, “Mary’s Farm,” is a regular and beloved feature in Yankee magazine. Clark also writes a regular feature for Yankee on home cooks. Clark’s books include Monadnock Tales; The View from Mary’s Farm; Saturday Beans and Sunday Suppers; Kitchen Stories from Mary’s Farm; The Place He Made; States of Grace; Encounters with Real Yankees; and Night Sky, an audiobook.
Be sure to come to Derry Public Library on Saturday, March 2, for this heartwarming infusion of local culinary history! Call the Library at 432-6140 for more information.