3 2021

CBSRZ Social Action Book Club

7:00PM - 8:30PM  


Contact Wendy Bayor

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek (CBSRZ), Chester, CT hosts a monthly Social Action Book Club, all are invited to participate. This month, we feature "The Cooking Gene" by Michael W. Twitty, an African-American-Jewish, James Beard award-winner, culinary historian and author. "A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom. Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who “owns” it is one of the most provocative touch points in our ongoing struggles over race.

In this unique memoir, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes readers to the white-hot center of this fight, tracing the roots of his own family and the charged politics surrounding the origins of soul food, barbecue, and all Southern
cuisine.” -

All are welcome to attend this Zoom event.
Meeting ID: 811 5255 0290

Future featured books include:
December 1st - "How to be Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi
January 5th- "Braiding Sweetgrass" by Robin Wall Kimmerer
February 2nd- "The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity" by Eric L. Goldstein
March 2nd - "The Last Black Unicorn" by Tiffany Haddish