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Smyrna Reads Finale

Food is Family History

Smyrna Reads/Smyrna Eats! Final Event:

"Food is Family History"

Saturday, September 23
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Smyrna Library, Meeting Room
Refreshments and book signing follow the presentation.

Ms Frey will discuss the value of recipes, exploring them as historical documents. She will also talk about working with older recipes, give basic tips on preserving heirloom materials, and briefly discuss what is needed in your "toolkit" to work with family recipes effectively. 

preserving family recipesSpeaker Biography:
Valerie J. Frey (pronounced "fry") is a writer and archivist from Athens, Georgia with projects focusing on genealogy, local history, storytelling, material culture, and the everyday home life of our ancestors.  Valerie holds degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Her archives career began with a Junior Fellowship in the Manuscripts Division at the Library of Congress and she went on to serve as an archivist at the Georgia Historical Society, the Savannah Jewish Archives, and the Georgia Archives.  She now writes full time.  Her most recent book, Preserving Family Recipes:  How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions was released in November of 2015 through the University of Georgia Press.

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