Book Launch: April Gertler's Bread BanterSunday, March 26, 2023 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm CET/GMT+1
On Sunday, April 26, WIRWIR will host the launch of BCB arts faculty April Gertler's new book, Bread Banter.
From Berlin Independents Guide:
April Gertler will be launching her latest book, BREAD BANTER - a collection of over 30 recipes and stories of Irish Soda Bread, which was a component of the lecture baking performance TAKE THE CAKE; Soda Bread in Ireland late last year. The book is the result of over 2 years of research in Ireland which is considered the national cake of the country.
In the words of Julia Gelezova from Terms of Consumption, which commissioned the project, "The cake plays the protagonist in TAKE THE CAKE and I believe it is because the cake embodies nostalgia, commensality through the act of slicing and sharing, and the opportunity to dissect the ingredients to explore the historical and social landscape of, in this case, a country. The gathering of oral stories, memories, and recipes is an empowering part of [the] process, allowing the participants to own, and at times reclaim, their stories and share the intrinsic knowledge that has been passed on through generations.”
BREAD BANTER - the book and a video of the lecture performance TAKE THE CAKE: SODA BREAD will be on view in addition to some fresh ready to eat Soda Bread with homemade butter!
The event will take place at WIRWIR, Stuttgarter Str. 56, 12059 Berlin. You can find out more about the event here.