Meet author of historic food chronicle Wednesday

July 10, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. July 10, 2010

Meet Andrew Beahrs, author of “Twain’s Feast: Searching for America’s Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens,” at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Twain’s Feast” takes a trek across America to rediscover eight forgotten local specialties from Mark Twain’s fantasy menu of American dishes he composed on a tour of Europe in 1879. Talk to the author about how the book instills excitement about both old and new American food, and shines a light on the history of a nation Twain thought was young, full-hearted and generous.

Beahrs received his Master of Arts in anthropology-archaeology from the University of Virginia and his Master of Fine Arts in fiction from Spalding University. He has written two novels, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and many other newspapers, magazines and chronicles.

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