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Director’s Note: Community Read Book

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If you haven’t already seen our fabulous full-page announcement in the centerfold of the Farm & Table magazine in your Lincoln County News this week, it is with great pleasure that I would like to announce the 2018 Skidompha Community Read book. At long last I can say that we will read “Blood, Bones & Butter” by chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton.

If you are jumping up and down right now, it means that you already know how amazing Gabrielle is, and perhaps have eaten at her NYC restaurant, “Prune.” If you’re not jumping up and down yet – just wait. You are in for a real treat!

A New York Times bestseller, “Blood, Bones & Butter” follows an unconventional journey through the many kitchens Hamilton has inhabited through the years, from the rural kitchen of her childhood, to the kitchens of France, Greece, and Turkey, to Hamilton’s own kitchen at Prune, and the kitchen of her Italian mother-in-law. Along the way Gabrielle’s story unfolds with uncommon honesty, grit, humor, and passion.

Join us as we explore the themes of Food, Community and Identity over the course of the 6 weeks of this community-focused extravaganza. Events will include: our second-annual Community “Read-Aloud”, Book Discussions, Food Films, a ‘Meet Your Farmer’ Event, Cooking Contests, Cooking Classes, Mixology Class, Food Writing Contest, “Bivalves and Brews” 4th of July Party at Skidompha, a discussion on Food Security and Childhood Hunger, partner events with Rising Tide Coop, the DRA and Wild Seed Project, Live Music & Performance, and the best part? Gabrielle Hamilton herself will join us during the finale weekend for a talk on her book with a cocktail reception and local food showcase to follow.

Break out your pots, pans, and fancy dress – you’re in for a great summer!

Have a great week,
Pam Gormley
Executive Director