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Film Screening of Amuse Bouche: A Chef's Tale and book presentation by Elizabeth Engelhardt, Republic of Barbeque: Stories Beyond the Brisket

Food for Thought...Amuse Bouche and Republic of Barbecue

Wed, November 4, 2009 | GAR 2.112

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

film screening of the documentary Amuse Bouche: A Chef's Tale
An intimate, provocative fast paced portrait of Chef Barbara Lynch, owner of the winning establishment, No. 9 Park, Boston. "Amuse Bouche" takes you behind the scenes from the ritzy kitchens around the globe to the humble South Boston neighborhood from which Lynch hails. A true-grit inspirational tale of a woman who overcame poverty, depression, oppression and social stigma to rise through the ranks of the competitive but fulfilling culinary world.

Following the film, Dr. Elizabeth Engelhardt will discuss her new book 
The Republic of Barbecue: Stories Beyond the Brisket
It's no overstatement to say that the state of Texas is a republic of barbecue. Recognizing just how central barbecue is to Texas' cultural life, Elizabeth Engelhard and a team of eleven grad students from UT Austin set out to discover and describe what barbecue has meant to Texans ever since they first smoked a brisket.

Books will be available to purchase.

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