Sara Franklin

Sara Franklin

Sterling College presents an evening honoring the gift of the Judith and Evan Jones Food Library to the College with a free public talk by Judith Jones’ biographer Sara Franklin, with special guests Marian Burros and Bronwyn Jones Dunne. Franklin will speak about Judith Jones’ contribution to the publishing world as an editor, writer and gourmand. The event will be held in the 1958 Room in Simpson Hall on Saturday, October 6, at 6:30 p.m.

Major contributors to the world of food, Judith and Evan Jones were on the forefront of what was current and relevant in food writing from the late 1950s until 2015. Judith Jones’ editorial skills brought Julia Child, Lydia Bastianich and Edna Lewis, to name only a few, onto the American culinary stage. Evan Jones wrote the seminal “American Food” and “The World of Cheese.”

Sara Franklin is a writer, oral historian and journalist. Her work primarily focuses on the culture of food, and the people who make, grow and write about it. She teaches at New York University’s Gallatin School for Individualized Study and via NYU’s Prison Education Program at Wallkill Correctional Facility. Her first book, “Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original,” was published in April of 2018, and has received critical acclaim. Her next book, “The Phoenicia Diner Cookbook,” which Franklin is writing together with her husband, chef Chris Bradley, will be published by Clarkson Potter in 2020. She is also crafting Judith Jones’ life oral history by request of the Julia Child Foundation.

Marian Burros is a Sterling College trustee and cookbook author. She enjoyed a long career as an esteemed food columnist for The New York Times and as a food editor for The Washington Post.  

Bronwyn Jones Dunne, Evan and Judith Jones’ daughter and stepdaughter, is a food writer, cooking educator and friend of Sterling College. She will talk about the fun of growing up in a family where food was the major topic of conversation.

For more information about this event, please call 802-586-7711. The 1958 Room is located in Simpson Hall, 1322 N. Craftsbury Rd | Craftsbury Common, VT 05827.

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