Nina Furstenau to Read from Her New Memoir

Includes signing copies on October 6 at Ashby-Hodge Gallery

ninafurstenauNoted writer Nina Furstenau will present a reading of her new memoir Biting Through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America's Heartland on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art on the campus of Central Methodist University (CMU) in Fayette.

The book is a food narrative with sprinklings of family recipes. It details her childhood living in the Midwest with East Indian parents and the blending of the two cultures, especially in the areas of food and customs.

The reading is free and copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing.

Furstenau currently teaches food and wine writing for the University of Missouri (MU)-Columbia's Science and Agricultural Journalism School. She also writes regularly for Missouri Life Magazine and The Columbia Tribune.

Furstenau earned a bachelor degree in journalism and a master in English, both from MU-Columbia. She currently serves as member of the CMU Board of Trustees.

This book, published by the University of Iowa Press, follows closely on the heels of an earlier publication this year, Savor Missouri: River Hill Country Food and Wine, which has been favorably received by readers.

The Ashby-Hodge Gallery's current exhibition features paintings by Jane Mudd and wood art by Tom Stauder, and runs through Nov. 24. The gallery is open Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. or by arrangement.

The current show also features a tribute to the works of artist Charles Banks Wilson, who died earlier this year.


Posted September 25, 2013