Reel Tasty: “Tazzeka,” available on Amazon and Kanopy.
Growing up in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka, Elias learned the secrets of traditional Moroccan cuisine from his grandmother who raised him. Years later, meeting a top Paris chef and a young woman named Salma inspires him to leave home. In Paris, Elias faces unstable work and financial hardship as an undocumented immigrant. But he also finds friendship with Souleymane, who helps revive his passion for cooking. (Description from Just Watch and other listings.)
Discussion moderated by Angela Chester-Johnson.
Monday, December 6, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88138102993
Dames Who Read: “A History of the World in 6 Glasses,” by Tom Standage.
Beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola: In this innovative account of world history, these six beverages turn out to be much more than just ways to quench thirst. Representing six eras that span the course of civilization—from the adoption of agriculture, to the birth of cities, to the advent of globalization--each drink is in fact a kind of technology, advancing culture and catalyzing the interplay of different societies, Standage argues. After reading this enlightening book, you may never look at your favorite drink the same way again.
Discussion moderated by Sheryl Hoehner.
Monday, December 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89717049941