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November 14, 2010
Following the performance (approximately 4:30 pm)
- A free one-hour, post-show panel discussion
with experts on the themes and issues of the play
You do not need to attend the performance that day to participate in this discussion. Just arrive and enter the theater after the performance ends.
The Sunday Scholars panel will be moderated by TimeLine Board member Peter Kuntz, executive director of the Arts & Business Council of Chicago.
The discussion will feature:
Brian J. Karam
Brian J. Karam is a Chef Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago, where he teaches introductory and advanced baking and pastry classes and supervises students in the school's public restaurant. He has nearly two decades of experience as a lead baker, pastry chef and baking consultant in Michigan, Georgia and Illinois. Karam earned a B.A. degree in economics and management from Albion College in Albion, Mich,. and an A.O.S. degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America, and has also taken courses at Restaurant Georges Blanc and Ecole De Gastronomie Francaise, Ritz-Escoffier in France.
Culinary historian, cookbook author, and biographer Joan Reardon is the author of M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, and Alice Waters; M.F.K. Fisher Among the Pots and Pans; Poet of the Appetites: The Lives and Loves of M.F.K. Fisher; and Oysters: A Culinary Celebration. Reardon, who has a Ph.D. in English literature, won an International Association of Culinary Professionals Award for Literary Food Writing, publishes and edits a quarterly newsletter for Les Dames d'Escoffier Chicago, and serves on the advisory board of Gastronomica magazine. Her newest book, As Always, Julia, which for the first time makes available the fascinating letters between Julia Child and her friend and confidante Avis DeVoto, publishes in December 2010.