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Thu, Jun 24


Tomato Products Company

The Preserve : Hearth & a Black Brick Oven w/ Catherine Bowman & Andrew Gerber

Writing our Rural Lives : Three Evenings of Meals and Memories

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The Preserve : Hearth & a Black Brick Oven w/ Catherine Bowman & Andrew Gerber
The Preserve : Hearth & a Black Brick Oven w/ Catherine Bowman & Andrew Gerber

Time & Location

Jun 24, 2021, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Tomato Products Company, 495 W Thornton St, Paoli, IN 47454, USA


About the Event

The first event of this three part series features Andrew Gerber and Catherine Bowman on June 24 at The Tomato Products Company for a night of igniting memory through food and storytelling.

Gathering around the fire to cook and share meals goes back hundreds of thousands of years. Along with sitting and cooking, there were surely stories. What were these stories? What have we given up by no longer feeling the pull of the hearth and the fire? What stories are longing to be remembered? What new stories are ready to be born?

We invite you to join us at the hearth--a homemade outdoor brick oven--where Food Poet, Andrew Gerber will prepare potato pies, cornbread, galettes and other fiery goodness for you to enjoy and rekindle memories. Writer, poet, and poem tracker, Catherine Bowman, will help spark and ignite your imagination with writing prompts around our memories and stories of cooking and eating.

Three part series overview

Join poet, writer, and IU professor Catherine Bowman in conversation and collaboration with community chefs Andrew Gerber, Anna Hudelson, and Katarina Koch for three evenings of food, merriment, and creative writing.

In each gathering we will partake of cuisine prepared for you to enjoy that celebrates local food heritages and history. We will then delve into food memories, stories, place, and culture around food through playful and engaging creative prompts. Remembering cooking, sharing food, the day-to-day dinners and family feasts all conjure up and call forth the stories of our lives. We will slow down and experience the ways the senses can ignite memories and stories.


  • Ticket : Igniting Memory

    This ticket is for the first class of the three part series.

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  • Ticket: The Preserve Series

    This ticket is for all three workshops in the three part series!

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