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Speaker Series: "A Culinary History of Southern Delaware"

Friday, May 19

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join speaker Denise Clemons for a "A Culinary History of Southern Delaware" on Friday, May 19, at 7:30pm at the Lewes Public Library at 111 Adams Avenue, Lewes, Delaware 19958.  Admission is free and no reservations are required. For more information, call 302-645-7670.

Presentation Summary:
Denise Clemons will present a talk featuring highlights from the images included in her book, A Culinary History of Southern Delaware: Scrapple, Beach Plums and Musket. She will share insights into how local agricultural practices dictated many of the culinary traditions that shaped the history of the region. She will discuss examples from the time of the Native Americans through current day about the foods we all enjoy and the recipes we treasure. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.

Speaker Bio:
Denise Clemons is the author of the weekly cooking column, Cape Flavors for the Cape Gazette, focusing on seasonal ingredients, culinary trends and food history. Last year, the History Press published her book, A Culinary History of Southern Delaware: Scrapple, Beach Plums and Muskrat in their American Palate series. In her book, she takes readers on a journey through the history of the region as seen through the culinary traditions that have evolved over the centuries. Denise holds a BA in Biopsychology from Vassar College and an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She spent the first twenty years of her career as an executive in the technology industry before leaving the corporate world to devote her energies to the non-profit arena.

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