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Knead to Know: A Discussion on Wellness and Baking Challah

A Conversation with Beth Ricanati and Kelly Alexander
November 14th, 2019
12:00 PM

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Knead to Know: A Discussion on Wellness and Baking Challah

Thursday, November 14, 2019
12 pm - 1 pm

Forum for Scholars and Publics
Old Chem 011
Duke's West Campus Quad
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Can the ritual of baking a loaf of bread every week make you saner and happier? Dr. Beth Ricanati, longtime internist and women's health expert, thinks it can — and she has the science and the baking know-how to prove it. Join Dr. Ricanati, along with food writer and cultural anthropologist Kelly Alexander, for a discussion of cooking as an immersive, embodied form of care — for ourselves and for others — in precarious times.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University.

Beth Ricanati

Beth Ricanati, MD's debut book, Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs, chronicles her journey of a thousand challahs and one woman’s quest for wellness and peace. This physician-mother has built her career around bringing wellness into women’s everyday lives, ...

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Kelly Alexander

Kelly Alexander is a writer and an anthropologist of food based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For many years, she was a senior editor at Saveur magazine, where she won a James Beard Journalism Award for her reporting. Prior to joining ...

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