Patricia Moore-Pastides to Keynote Hub City Literary Luncheon

November 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm

grcoverThe first lady of the University of South Carolina will be the keynote speaker for the Hub City Literary luncheon to be held at noon Nov. 20 at The Country Club of Spartanburg.

Patricia Moore-Pastides, an accomplished cook and public-health professional, introduces the wonderful flavors and the health benefits of the traditional Mediterranean diet in her new book, “Greek Revival: Cooking for Life.”

Moore-Pastides will tempt her audience with delicious and healthy recipes geared for the week of Thanksgiving. During her talk, she will suggest unique side dishes for the traditional Thanksgiving meal and for the holiday week.

Participants will taste a few of Moore-Pastides’ recipes during the luncheon.

Moore-Pastides teaches adult and children’s Mediterranean cooking classes at Columbia’s Cooking!, an interactive-community cooking program offered by the University’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program and teaches Healthy Mediterranean Cooking at USC in the department of Hospitality, Retail and Sports Management. She cultivates an organic vegetable garden to provide food for university events and the Healthy Carolina Farmers’ Market and serves on the Campus Wellness Committee.

Moore-Pastides has increased plant-based dining for presidential events at USC and works closely with the university food service provider to improve healthy food choices on campus. She advocates for reducing landfill waste by increasing the use of biodegradables and recycling. And she has initiated composting and rainwater collection at the President’s House.

Tickets cost $45 and include a hardback book and lunch. To reserve your ticket please contact Hub City Bookshop at 864-577-9349