Author Valerie J. Frey will speak about her new book, “Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions,” Thursday, March 24 at 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Funk Heritage Center on the campus of Reinhardt University in Waleska.
Frey is a writer and archivist from Athens, Georgia with projects focusing on genealogy, local history, storytelling, material culture and the everyday home life of our ancestors. Frey holds degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her archives career began in the Manuscripts Division at the Library of Congress, and she went on to serve as an archivist at the Georgia Historical Society, the Savannah Jewish Archives and the Georgia Archives. She now writes full time. Her most recent book was released in November of 2015 through the University of Georgia Press.
If you have a favorite recipe linked to your family history, bring it to share with Frey and her audience. Program admission is $5. It is free to members of the Funk Heritage Center. Call 770-720-5970 for more information or to make reservations.