C r e a t i v e E x p r e s s i o n s
Speaker Series and Artist Talks
Azorean Cooking: From My Family Table to Yours
Thursday, June 21st | 6-8 pm
$5 BAM Members | $10 Non-Members
When Maria Lawton was six years old, her family emigrated from the Azorean Island of Sao Miguel part of a stunning archipelago off mainland Portugal to New Bedford, MA, a thriving Portuguese community. Like many new Americans, food and cooking were central to Maria s family; her father s vegetable garden covered their backyard, and if Maria couldn t find her mother cooking on the first floor of their three-family house, she was sure to find her grandmother baking something upstairs.
Longing to recreate these important meals for her own family, Maria resolved to document the cooking that was a vital part of her childhood. This quest returned her to Sao Miguel, where she rediscovered her family s traditional recipes.
Azorean Cooking will transport you to a kitchen as fragrant as your grandmother s. Traditional, homey dishes such as Arroz Doce (Sweet Rice Pudding), Massa Sovada (Sweet Bread) and Sopa de Couve (Kale Soup) and Azorean classics such as Cozido (Boiled Dinner), Caçoila (Marinated Pork), and Camarão Moçambique (Shrimp Mozambique) build a bridge between generations. No matter your heritage, this charming cookbook is a pleasure, providing the perfect introduction to the culture, food, and heritage of this remarkable region.
Growing up Portuguese in Bristol
Wednesday, August 1st | 5:30 PM
Join us for a conversation moderated by Director of the Bristol Historical Society, Catherine Zipf. Panelists will discuss their memories and experiences of growing up Portuguese in our beloved town of Bristol.
The History of Portuguese Immigration to Bristol:
Presented by the New England Historic Genealogical Society
Tuesday, July 17th | 1:00 PM
Jeanne Belmonte of the The New England Historic Genealogical Society will lead a lecture and presentation on the History of Portuguese Immigration to Bristol. NEHGS is America's founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, NEHGS is a leading comprehensive resource for family history research and the largest society of its kind in the world.
FREE for BAM Members | $5 General Admission