Friday, October 3, 2014

Nina Furstenau Book Talk

Nina Mukerjee Furstenau, author of Biting Through The Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America's Heartland, will be participating in the Osher Saturday Morning Book Talk tomorrow! Come for pastries at 9:30 A.M. and hear her speak at 10:00 A.M.

Date: Saturday, October 4
Time: 9:30 A.M.
Location: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 1907 Hillcrest Drive, Columbia, Missouri

"It should be noted that the recipe for the keema... had me combing the county for cardamom pods."—New York Times Book Review

"Lush and lyrical, Nina Mukerjee Furstenau’s memoir, Biting Through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America’s Heartland, blends food and childhood, cuisine and family into a story that resonates and lingers like the spices she lovingly describes."—Kansas City Star

"A beautiful and sensitive memoir—with recipes!—about life in Kansas for a Bengali family."—Star Tribune

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

UI Press at the Iowa City Book Festival

Make sure to mark your calendars for the Iowa City Book Festival, which runs from October 2-5! The University of Iowa Press will have a booth on the ped mall downtown, so stop by and visit us! UI Press authors Kathleen Founds and Heather A. Slomski will be there to talk about their work at the festival as well. Check out Kathleen's book, When Mystical Creatures Attack!, and Heather's book, The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons.

For more information on our events at the ICBF, please visit our Facebook events page.

We can't wait to see you there!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Year of Family Farming: September

The Food and Agriculture Organization has declared 2014 the Year of Family Farming with the aim of highlighting the important role family and small farms play in feeding the world. To do our part, throughout 2014 we are featuring some of our favorite images and words from Iowa books on family farms. Here’s the latest!

Harvest is well under way in Iowa now. Although this photograph comes from about 1940, canning is enjoying a resurgence along with people’s growing interest in eating local.

Mrs. Ralph Mann, Jefferson Co., and part of her canning. Photo taken around 1940. From A Bountiful Harvest: The Midwestern Farm Photographs of Pete Wettach, 1925-1965, edited by Leslie A. Loveless.