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Shannon Smith

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Magic City Books is proud to welcome Chef Shannon Smith for a free event to celebrate the release of her new cookbook, The Hidden Table on Thursday July 18 at 7:00 pm in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books (221 E Archer Street).

Shannon Smith has always thought of the dining table as a powerful communal space that provides a shared experience for the diverse threads of culture to interweave. Her new cookbook, The Hidden Table is a collection of her experiences around some of the most obscure yet memorable tables she has discovered during her travels and the unique people that made them so special.

The Hidden Table is available now at Magic City Books and can be purchased online at: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/the-hidden-table/2334.

About The Hidden Table 

Embark on a culinary adventure as Chef Shannon Smith shares stories and recipes from her many travels around the globe based around different locales and their people, food, and history. Shannon has always thought of the dining table as a powerful communal space that provides a shared experience for the diverse threads of culture to interweave. This cookbook is a collection of her experiences around some of the most obscure yet memorable tables she has discovered during her travels and the unique people that made them so special.

The Hidden Table Cookbook is a story and recipe book with 12 chapters, each representing a different place in the world where Shannon has traveled and cooked. These are the stories of the “hidden tables” around which Shannon has learned, cooked, eaten, and made long lasting friends. These have been dining room tables, picnic tables, campfires, fishing boats, hay bales, and even palace kitchens. Wonderful friendships began with people who have shared their stories and recipes, and for the first time, gathered together and shared this book.

The Hidden Table features extraordinary and beautiful photography by Valerie Wei-Haas. When you read the stories and see the photos, you’ll feel like you have a seat at the hidden table.

Shannon Smith is an earnest traveler with the heart of a chef, exploring the world for flavors and stories she can bring home to share with others. A native of Oklahoma, she has traveled to over 50 countries where she often cooks in the kitchens of local chefs and home cooks, learning about the ingredients, recipes, and stories that shape their lives. For over 20 years, Shannon has taught cooking classes and hosted dinner events in her Tulsa home with themed menus based on different locales from her travels.

Shannon is also passionate about doing good and uses her travels to teach impoverished women to cook while helping to finance their businesses using micro-loan programs. Her charity work has taken her to the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Rwanda where she helped locals striving to improve their businesses and provide for their families.

Details

Date:
July 18
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Organizer

Magic City Books

Venue

Magic City Books
221 E. Archer St.
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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