Essential Ingredients Exhibition Reception, Featuring Chef Avishar Barua

Thompson Library
Room 125 and Multipurpose Room 165
1858 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, OH 43210-1286

August 27, 2024 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Chef Avishar Barua in an apron holding a plate of food

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the new exhibit, “Essential Ingredients: Cookbooks as History.” For this exhibit, we draw from the Rare Books & Manuscripts Library’s collection of nearly 10,000 volumes, celebrating more than 200 years of American cookbooks and their unique ability to offer windows into cultures and histories.  

We’ll start the evening with a curator-led tour of the exhibit and follow up with a conversation with Chef Avishar Barua. Chef Barua is the chef and owner of Joya’s and Agni and has appeared on Top Chef and Beat Bobby Flay.

4-4:45 p.m.: Attend a guided tour of the “Essential Ingredients: Cookbooks as History” exhibit with curators Jolie Braun and Elizabeth Hewitt (Thompson Gallery, room 125)  

5-6 p.m.: Sit in on a conversation about food, cooking and cookbooks with local chef, Avishar Barua (Thompson 165) 

While this event is free and open to the public, we ask that you please RSVP by Aug. 20. Refreshments will be provided. Learn more about the exhibit here.

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Photo of Jolie Braun Jolie Braun
Curator Modrn Lit & Manuscript

Photo of Thomas Dickens Thomas Dickens
Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Offi

Photo of Elizabeth Hewitt Elizabeth Hewitt
Professor and Chair
OSU Department of English