Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                                
Director of Public Relations             
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        

What: 2016 Eat Drink Read Write festival
When:  Saturday, Oct. 1 – Friday, Oct. 7, 2016
Where:  Central Library, 2100 Park Place, downtown Birmingham 
Details: Six-day schedule online at
Fermented & Foraged Food Panel Discussion to be held at Central Library tonight, Oct. 4
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-Pete Halupka and Lindsay Whiteaker of Harvest Root Farm & Ferment, Cameron Strouss of Deep Roots Apotheké, and Chef Thyme Randle of the Underground Cooking Academy will discuss fermented and foraged foods in a panel discussion moderated by Carla Jean Whitley, a reporter with Birmingham News.
Attendees will sample kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, and curtido from Harvest Roots, tonics from Deep Roots Apotheké, and lacto-fermented pickled vegetables from the Underground Cooking Academy. The event will take place in the Linn-Henley Research Library's Arrington Auditorium, fourth floor.
The panel discussion is a part of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL)'s 2016 Eat Drink Read Write festival (EDRW). This year's EDRW is dedicated to the idea that taking a risk and seeking out adventurous foods can result in great culinary experiences. Whether it is trying a Thai restaurant located in a gas station, buying ribs that have been cooked in a 55 gallon steel drum smoker in a parking lot, or foraging for wild blackberries along an old fence line, there are countless opportunities for culinary adventure in our daily lives.
This year's Eat Drink Read Write appeals to a variety of tastes and unites food, culinary arts, and literature in an engaging format for the entertainment and enrichment of the entire community. EDRW will end on Friday, Oct. 7, with a Bards & Brews poetry slam and craft beer sampling at the Central Library.
Read more about the panel discussion at link below:
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for 129 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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