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February 2000

meeting: weds 2/23 at 7pm at Stacey's
leader: Lena
missing: Julieta

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Moses, Man of the Mountain
by Zora Neale Hurston

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This was the inaugural meeting of Epicureaders. The charter members were: Julieta, Lena, Margarette, Margo, Rosalie, Ruth, and Stacey. This book was selected in recognition of Black History Month.

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Dinner Theme

Egyptian and American South Cuisine


Dolmas, Babaghanou and Hummus with Pita Bread (Margo)
Catfish Fillets with Egyptian Tahini Sauce (Stacey)
Stewed Spinach with Baby Chickpeas (Nokhod) (Ruth)
Fresh Pea and Mint Couscous (Margarette)
Creamy Phyllo, Raisin, and Nut Pudding (Lena)
Wine: a California white, 1998 Rabbit Ridge Heartbreak Hill Viognier, and a Spanish red from the Sardon de Duero region, 1998 Abadia Retuerta Rivola (Rosalie)
Cinnamon Tea (Margarette)

About the Author

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) was a leading light of African-American writing in the 1930s, but she died in obscurity and poverty in 1960, her books long out of print. Today Hurston's novels and folkloric studies are undergoing an extraordinary revival, making her more widely read than ever in her lifetime.