BEREA, KY (September 2, 2016) – The Appalachian Food Summit will open with a free soup beans and cornbread supper at The Loyal Jones Center at Berea College September 16 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The event, the first John Egerton Cornbread Convocation honors the generosity and inclusiveness of the late social justice activist, Southern food writer and Kentucky-born historian, John Egerton. The dinner is free of charge but a suggested $15 donation will benefit West Virginia Flood Recovery Efforts.
The evening will include food prepared by James Beard Award Winner Louisville Chef Edward Lee and the Smoke & Soul Pop Up. A reading by poet Rebecca Gayle Howell and a conversation with master seed saver Bill Best will also be part of the dinner. Everyone is welcome to the event and no one will leave hungry.
The AFS is a movement of writers, chefs, academicians, social historians and interested individuals who work to study and preserve the foodways of Appalachia and leverage this rich heritage towards economic development in the region.
The event is presented by Bush’s Best Beans, the Appalachian Food Summit, and Grow Appalachia of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center at Berea College in Berea, KY. For more information, visit http://growappalachia.berea.edu