11th Annual African American Foodways Dinner: In Search of Giants

Date January 26, 2016, Tuesday
Time 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Price: $70
Phone 734.663.3663

"In Search of Giants: a bit of theater, good food and an exploration of the history of the Abolition Movement in Michigan"

Dr. Von H. Washington (theater professional for more than thirty years) and Ali Garrison (mezzo-soprano, direct descendant of Dr. Nathan Thomas, and employee from Zingerman's early years) present a dramatic scene written especially for Zingerman's 11th Annual African American Foodways Dinner. This theatrical reading will be based on their research for Dr. Washington's play, "In Search of Giants," which is coming to Ann Arbor on Thursday, January 28th at the Arthur Miller Theatre on the University of Michigan's North Campus. Washington and Garrison play two Abolitionists, Henry Bibb and Pamela Thomas, meeting in January 1845 at the Underground Railroad Station in Schoolcraft, Michigan for a kitchen table conversation about food, freedom and human interaction.

Family Style Dinner Menu

Sweet Potato Pone Bread and Vermont Crackers
with Tomato Jam

Fried Hominy and Pickled Green Beans
Hoppin’ John
Chicken and Rice Casserole
Pickled Lima Beans and Corn
Pan-Fried Chicken
Rabbit in Milk Gravy
with Flour Jacks

Squash Pie and Sweet Milk

*family style seating / menu subject to change based on availability