Author event with Joanne Slaughter author of Preserving Memories

Parnassus Books welcomes Joanne Fletcher Slaughter author of Preserving Memories: Recollections and Recipes from Family and Friends.

Recipe for: preserving memories     

From: joanne fletcher slaughter                             

(two leaves & berries)



1 -part my favorite recipes 

4 -parts recipes from family and friends

5 -parts memories and background of recipes


Food-related quotations



1. Blend my recipes with those from family & friends.

2. Add memory or background with each recipe.

3. Divide recipes into categories: aperitifs, savories, breads, 

    soups, salads, sides, brunch, entrees, preserves, & sweets.

4. Add memories of small-town life in the 1940s.

5. Dot with vintage photographs.

6. Sprinkle generously with food-related quotations.

Yield: 200+ friends-and-family tested recipes

A memoir with recipes that begins in Bedford PA and ends in Nashville TN with lengthy stops in the Washington DC area and in Naples FL.

Recipe for Preserving Memories is Joanne Slaughter’s charming and entertaining memoir sewn together through more than 200 recipes that she has collected since childhood from those women who have influenced her life and inspired her through her many commitments to scores of organizations. The Nashville community leader's story begins in Pennsylvania and focuses on her vibrant life in Nashville, TN. This is an unusual memoir because the recipes and dishes made by friends, family and volunteer colleagues play a major role as characters in her colorful vignettes of memories treasured. 

A veteran of the book industry for many years, Slaughter has authored two non-fiction books, served as executive editor for two books including a highly acclaimed cookbook in Georgetown. She has edited 12 books, both fiction and non-fiction published from across the United States. And, her books have won many national awards. As a former journalist, she has written many articles on international issues for various newspapers.

Nashville has benefited from Slaughter's diligent work for and support of many not-for-profits, and she has been recognized over the years with honors from these organizations: Women’s National Book Association Nashville Wilson Award, 2005, 2008 Kathryn von Eys Award Nominee at Cheekwood and a 2009 Athena Award Nominee sponsored by CABLE Nashville. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215