Meet Kathleen Purvis, Observer food writer and author of ‘Pecans’

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By Frank Barrows

As we all settle back into our work after the holiday weekend, here’s a reminder of Thursday’s gathering of the Greater Charlotte Chapter of the Society Professional Journalists.

It’s “A Conversation With Kathleen Purvis,” a talented journalist for The Charlotte Observer who has earned a national reputation as a food writer. Few human endeavors occupy more of our time, focus, energy or resources than eating, and although Kathleen specializes in food, her work is far from narrow in scope. Her portfolio has included everything from a massive investigation of why low-income neighborhoods have few full-service grocery stores to a new book, “Pecans: A Savor The South Cookbook”, from the University of North Carolina Press. Her work for The Observer has won numerous awards, and she has been named one of the country’s top food editors. (Here’s her blog.)

We’ll get together at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 East Morehead Street.

Please join us. It’ll be a great way to start the New Year.

I hope to see you there.

Frank Barrows


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