Flanagan's treasury of 51 recipes in Corn emphasize seasonality. High summer calls for fresh corn eaten on the cob or shaved into salads, sautés, and soups. When fall and winter come, it's time to make cornmeal biscuits, muffins, cobblers, and hotcakes, along with silky spoonbread and sausage-studded cornbread stuffing. Flanagan's Corn also surveys corn's culinary history--its place in Native American culture, its traditional role on the southerner's table, and the exciting new ways it is enjoyed in southern kitchens today; dishes range from Southern classic, contemporary, to globally influenced. Without Corn--or Zea Mays-- Flanagan writes, the South would cease to taste like the South.
Nancie McDermott (Fruit) is a North Carolina native, cooking teacher, and author of thirteen cookbooks, including her latest, Southern Soups and Stews: From Burgoo and Gumbo to Etouffee and Fricassee.
Tema Flanagan (Corn) is a farmer at The Farm at Windy Hill, a sustainable production and teaching farm in Alabama. She cowrote, with Sara Foster, Sara Foster's Southern Kitchen.
APS CAT ADOPTION EVENT
Sunday, August 13, 2:00PM
Durham Animal Protection Society will hold a monthly cat adoption event at the Regulator. Come visit our furry friends from 2:00 - 3:30. Note the time and date.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
Wednesday, August 16, 10:15AM
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. Free!
Amy Godfrey loves telling stories. With 10 years of experience as a Children's Librarian, Amy Godfrey is known for her energetic musical story times and is bringing that fun to The Regulator every Wednesday!
NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION (NFAA)
Wednesday, August 16, 6:15PM -- 7:45PM
Thursday, August 17, 7:00PM
The Regulator welcomes NYTimes bestselling author and former Regulator staffer Emily Colin (The Memory Thief) for a reading and signing of her new book, The Dream Keeper's Daughter, about an extraordinary time-bending journey from present-day South Carolina to historical 19th-century Barbados.
Eight years after the unsolved disappearance of her boyfriend Max Adair, archaeologist Isabel Griffin has managed to rebuild with her young daughter, Finn -- her last tie to Max. But after a series of strange incidents, Isabel begins to wonder if Max might still be alive somewhere, trying to communicate with her. Max has slipped through time and place, landing on his ancestral family plantation in 1816 Barbados, on the eve of a historic slave uprising. As Isabel searches for answers, Max must figure out not only how to survive the violence to come, but how to get back to his own century, the woman he loves, and the daughter he has only met in his dreams.
Emily Colin's debut novel, The Memory Thief was been a New York Times bestseller and a Target Emerging Authors Pick. Besides working for The Regulator, Colin's diverse life experience includes organizing a Coney Island tattoo and piercing show, hauling fish at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys, roaming New York City as an itinerant teenage violinist, helping launch two small publishing companies, and serving as the associate director of DREAMS of Wilmington, a nonprofit dedicated to immersing youth in need in the arts. Originally from Brooklyn, she lives in Wilmington with her family.
HEATHER HARPHAM in conversation with BOBBIE, RN
Tuesday, August 22, 7:00PM
The Regulator welcomes Heather Harpham in conversation with Bobbie, the Duke pediatric nurse featured in Harpham's new memoir, Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After. Durham and Duke Children's Hospital figure prominently in this shirt-grabbing, page-turning love story that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices.
At first glance, Happiness is a wry, honest, captivating story about parenting a (desperately) sick child and that would be enough. But it turns out that Harpham is up to something even more interesting here, exploring the complexities of love. Told with abundant charm and insight, this book is a beautifully drawn portrait of one family--its comforts, disappointments and, on the very best days, moments of grace." -Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, bestselling author of The Nest
"An extraordinary and bewitching book, Happiness has staked a claim among the most beautiful and moving portraits of parenthood and partnership." -Susan Cheever, bestselling author of Treetops: A Memoir and Home Before Dark
Heather Harpham has written six solo plays, including Happiness and BURNING which toured nationally. Her fiction, essays and reviews have appeared in MORE Magazine and Water~Stone Review. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and SUNY Purchase and lives along the Hudson River with her family.