The Writing Program and the Food Studies Department at The New School host a reading featuring contributors to the anthology Eat, Memory.
The anthology is a collection of food-inspired recollections edited by Amanda Hesser, food editor of the New York Times Magazine. Other participants include Henry Alford, Dan Barber, and Alex Prud'homme.
Henry Alford is the author of a humor collection, Municipal Bondage: One Man's Anxiety-Producing Adventures on the Big City, and of an account of his misadventures in the acting trade, Big Kiss: One Actor's Desperate Attempt to Claw His Way to the Top, which won a Thurber Prize. He contributes to Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and the New Yorker.
Dan Barber is the chef and co-owner of Blue Hill restaurant in New York City, a 2001 James Beard Award nominee for best new restaurant and a noted neighborhood eatery that continues to celebrate the farms of the Hudson Valley with its menus.
In the summer of 2002, Food & Wine Magazine featured Barber as one of the country's "Best New Chefs." He has since been featured in The New Yorker and Gourmet Magazine, and included in "The Next Generation" of great chefs in Bon Appetit's 10th annual restaurant issue.
Amanda Hesser is food editor of the New York Times Magazine and also the author of Cooking for Mr. Latte and The Cook and the Gardner.
Luis Jaramillo is the associate chair of the Writing Program at The New School.
Alex Prud'homme has written for Business Month, Time, and People. His book My Life in France, written with Julia Child, is in part the basis for the film Julie and Julia, scheduled for release in the summer of 2009. Prud'homme is now writing a book about fresh water, to be published by Scribner (Simon & Schuster) in the fall of 2009.