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Ancient Rhythms, Ancient Grains – McEvoy Ranch Social Club Chat

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 11:00am - 02:30pm
$135 per person; $95 per person for Club Members
McEvoy Ranch
5935 Red Hill Road
Petaluma, California 94952
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Awaken your Senses: Ancient Rhythms, Ancient Grains – McEvoy Ranch Social Club Chat with Nion McEvoy


A thought-provoking afternoon as we explore the intersection of music and food in traditional cultures. The day flows like a tryptch – with three parts that make an excellent whole.


The Chat begins in the Victorian with an in-depth conversation between Nion McEvoy, President of McEvoy Ranch, Chairman Of Chronicle Books, poet and drummer, and Ken Albala, a food historian, and professor at the University of the Pacific, emphasizing the sounds and cuisine of Near and Middle Eastern cultures. This exchange promises to be riveting as Ken has written or edited more than 20 books on a wide range of food-related topics.


After the discussion, The Qadim Ensemble, whose music evokes the spiritual heritage and diversity of the regions of Armenia, Greece, Morocco, Israel, and Turkey, will perform. An experience for your ears, eyes, and soul!


The third part is a cooking demonstration by Culinary Director Jacquelyn Buchanan of the Egyptian staple: Dukkah, which pairs perfectly with Extra Virgin olive oil and a fresh slice of baguette. Get tips on how to prepare it at home (or the “in” stores that sell it) for your next party. Further entice your sensory palate by sampling McEvoy Ranch wines paired with meze – a selection of small plates or bites traditionally served with drinks in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. 


Be prepared for an exceptionally pleasant sensory overload on this Chat’s multi-faceted agenda. Don't miss this culturally diverse afternoon!