Program Schedule

Our upcoming programs are presented via Zoom, courtesy of the Ann Arbor District  Library.

Note: The link to the April talk will be available on the Ann Arbor District Library event page at 3:45 p.m. on April 18.

Register to view the April 18 program.

Sunday, April 18, 4-5:15 p.m.
Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue with James Beard Book Award Winner Adrian Miller (

Sunday, May 16, 4-5:15 p.m.
Puerto Rican Cuisine in America with author and teacher Oswald Rivera.


Past Programs

Sunday, March 21
Creating Sunset Magazine’s Cooking Department: A Study of Men, Women and Cooking in the 1930s with food historian Jennifer Pagano.

Sunday, February 21
Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight That Revolutionized Cooking with food historian, educator and author Linda Civitello. View the recording.

Sunday, January 17
Sweet Greeks: First Generation Immigrant Confectioners in the Heartland with author Ann Flesor Beck, a third-generation confectioner and independent scholar.

Sunday, December 6
All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food and the Battle for Women’s Right to Vote with Laura Kumin (

Sunday, November 15
Apples in the Midwestern Imagination with Lucy M. Long

Sunday, October 18
Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan with Barbara Barton
Sunday, September 20
Chinese Food: Customs and Culture with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang


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