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Lauren Thomas

The Modern Hippie Table

Lauren Thomas decided to write her lifestyle cookbook The Modern Hippie Table after her blog inspired women to reinvent their passion for the home, have fun in the kitchen, and feel good in their own skin. Her personal creative endeavors include cooking, entertaining, travel, and fashion, and whether she’s experimenting with flavors in the kitchen or setting the scene for a beautiful evening, her ultimate goal is to bring people together at the table with good food and conversation. Thomas lives in south Florida with her husband, two children, and a Shar Pei pup. 

The Modern Hippie Table invites you to slow down and create a sanctuary at home, using food and conversation to bring people together, strengthen family bonds, and forge lifelong friendships. The more than seventy recipes are elevated, yet simplified, ensuring the host has plenty of time to enjoy the gathering, and there are menus to help plan any meal, big or small. Gorgeous, doable decorating ideas for the tabletop allow the host to set the scene quickly and economically to create an atmosphere of laidback elegance, encouraging everyone to use their inner Modern Hippie to find joy in the art of cooking and entertaining. 

Sponsored by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

October 29, 10am, Saturday

Cooking Workshops

Fall Charcuterie Design Workshop

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Join boho-chic lifestyle blogger and debut author Lauren Thomas, The Modern Hippie Table, as she demonstrates how to build beautiful themed charcuterie arrangements directly on your table. You'll find inspiration on how to incorporate traditional meats and cheeses with seasonal florals and other edibles tucked into the empty spaces. Limited seating.

Sponsored by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Saturday, Oct. 29, Roosevelt Thompson Library (38 Rahling Circle), 10am $15

Bhatt and Thomas will be on a free panel discussion at the Thompson Library the same day, 1pm

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October 29, 1 - 2pm, Saturday

Speaker Schedule

Vishwesh Bhatt + Lauren Thomas

One of the South’s best chefs invites you to grill, stew, and fry your own way to a more expansive and delicious dinner. In his long-anticipated cookbook, I Am from Here: Stories and Recipes from a Southern Chef, James Beard Award–winning chef Vishwesh Bhatt shares his worldly life story through 130 recipes that pay homage to traditional southern and Indian ingredients while exploring the unexpected delight of partnering the two. He makes an elegant, delicious case that a more expansive, inclusive South is a more delicious South—for everyone.

The Modern Hippie Table invites you to slow down and create a sanctuary at home, using food and conversation to bring people together, strengthen family bonds, and forge lifelong friendships. The more than seventy recipes are elevated, yet simplified, ensuring the host has plenty of time to enjoy the gathering, and there are menus to help plan any meal, big or small. Gorgeous, doable decorating ideas for the tabletop allow the host to set the scene quickly and economically to create an atmosphere of laidback elegance, encouraging everyone to use their inner Modern Hippie to find joy in the art of cooking and entertaining.

Sponsored by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Friends of Central Arkansas Library System

Roosevelt Thompson Library (38 Rahling Circle), 1-2 p.m.