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Bound to the Fire: Book Talk with author Kelley Fanto Deetz

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February 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hear the story behind Southern food when author Kelly Deetz discusses her new book,  “Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine.” Then visit Poplar Forest’s historic kitchen where Poplar Forest interpreters will demonstrate period cooking techniques.

A historical archaeologist, historian and Visiting Assistant Professor at Randolph College, Deetz draws upon archaeological evidence, cookbooks and plantation records and folklore for this study of enslaved plantation cooks.

The Program includes a cooking demonstration by Poplar Forest interpreters in the historic kitchen.


February 17, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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