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UAB Public Health student cookbook shows world food, society connections

October, 2009

Food has always played in important role in civilization, and a new cookbook by graduate students at the UAB School of Public Health highlights the concept that cooking and eating together boosts human interaction, understanding and social bonding. Breaking Bread: A Collection of Local and Global Community Recipes is a production of students in a graduate course on nutrition for mothers and children taught by UAB Professor Frank Franklin, M.D., Ph.D. The 32-recipe, soft-bound book is available by contacting Lisa Lieb at The cost is $10; proceeds benefit several nonprofit organizations, including Magic City Harvest and AIDS Alabama.