Hungry for History: Nan Chase to speak at Brown Bag Lunch Series

Press release from the North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library: 

Asheville: 200 Years of Good Eating will be the subject of a Hungry for History Brown Bag Lunch program at Pack Memorial Library on May 27, 2015, from 12:00 to 1:00 in the Lord Auditorium, lower level.

Asheville today is one of the nation’s hippest food cities. But that’s nothing new. A century ago the city was also home to a glittering culinary cuisine, in part due to the region’s abundant agricultural yield as well as the cities numerous luxury hotels. The slide lecture is based largely on historic images from Pack Library’s NC Collection.

Local writer, historian and connoisseur, Nan Chase, has written for The New York TimesWashington Post, and Southern Living, and more than a hundred other publications. She is the author of Asheville: A HistoryEat Your Yard and Drink the Harvest and other books. Nan has lived in Asheville for ten years and serves on the board of the Friends of the North Carolina Room.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the North Carolina Room and is free and open to the public.


About Community Bulletin
Mountain Xpress posts selected news and information of local interest as a public service for our readers. To submit press releases and other community material for possible publication, email

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.