|What are the stories of the people living in the world’s most populous country and the second-largest economy?Want to know more about what it’s like to cover the news in a rapidly changing nation rooted in thousands of years of history?
The best way to learn a new culture is to do it the way that comes most naturally — through food. On Friday, Nov. 9, journalist Beth Macy will lead a Q&A discussion with author Audra Ang, a former Associated Press Beijing correspondent whose new book, “To the People, Food Is Heaven,” has been praised by foodies and Chinese experts alike.
From sharing a clandestine cup of salty yak butter tea with a Tibetan monk during a military crackdown to meeting earthquake survivors who shared literally their last morsels of food with her, Ang is a reporter who gets you to understand the world’s next superpower where it counts most — in the stomach and in the heart.
Snacks and hot tea will be provided. Books will be for sale (and available for signing), with thanks to steadfast bookseller Linda Steadman of Too Many Books.
When: Friday, November 9, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Originally was to be held at Too Many Books, but has been moved to Community High School