Slow Food features four at Space for Writers Night

Four food writers will be featured at this year’s “Writers Night” sponsored by Slow Food Portland.

The doors will open and food will be served beginning at 6 p.m. March 10 at Space Gallery, 538 Congress St. The speakers will start their presentations at 6:30 p.m.

The writers attending will be Max Watman, author of “Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw’s Adventures in Moonshine”; Ben Hewitt, author of “The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food”; John Bunker, Maine-based author of “Not Far From the Tree: A Brief History of the Apples and the Orchards of Palermo 1804-2004”; and Greg Marley, author of “Mushrooms for Health: Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi.”

Tickets are $25, $20 for Slow Food members, and are available at Space Gallery online, Rabelais, Aurora Provisions and Rosemont Markets. For information, call 774-1044.

Collector to share historical photos in Rabelais exhibit

You might say it’s the dark underbelly of the food business.

Dr. Lou Jacobs, a local chiropracter, will be sharing his collection of original mug shots taken of food industry workers from 1899 to 1954 in an exhibit at Rabelais, 86 Middle St.

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 5.

The mug shots of cooks, bakers, dishwashers and other foodie fugitives come from all over the country, including the food hot spots of New York and San Francisco.

For more information, call 774-1044.

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