Jennifer Drury, April 21
My dad gave me the book, Black, White, and The Grey which he may have been drawn to because at one point he thought of becoming a restauranteur and I am sure the business side of it is fascinating to him. Even though I did not inherit his interest in business, I got caught right up in the story because it is about so much more than that. (And I’ll admit the business details are kind of interesting.)
Here is my favorite quotation from the book so far. “Don’t get me wrong. In spite of decreasing popularity in recent years, I’m not against White men. I happen to be one. While there is much wrong with a homogenous group setting all of the rules in a theoretically diverse society, there is nothing inherently wrong with being White and male.” The co-authors of this book are a Black woman and White man who are partners in a noble venture to open a new kind of restaurant in Savannah, Georgia. This is the story of the challenges and successes of their relationship and their restaurant. Bonus: it has recipes!
About Black, White, and The Grey. A story about the trials and triumphs of a Black chef from Queens, New York, and a White media entrepreneur from Staten Island who built a relationship and a restaurant in the Deep South, hoping to bridge biases and get people talking about race, gender, class, and culture. www.penguinrandomhouse.com