Not many people are so committed to their work that they would purchase a live steer just to learn something.
But that’s what Michael Pollan did—to see first hand how the beef we eat really makes its way from the food lot to the table. Through his bestselling books and Oscar-nominated documentary, Food, Inc., Pollan is in large part responsible for changing the way many of us think about, talk about and live with food. Join the author of the bestselling books Cooked, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food and learn how cooking might just be the answer to family life, health issues and a broken food system.
Every ticket purchase includes a paperback copy of Michael Pollan's book, Cooked. A book signing will follow the event.
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Joan Dye Gussow, Mary Swartz Rose Professor Emerita and former chair of the Columbia Teachers College, Nutrition Education Program, lives, writes and grows organic vegetables on the west bank of the Hudson River. Long retired, she still co- teaches her well-known nutritional ecology course at TC every fall.
Her service includes two terms on the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences, a term on the FDA's Food Advisory Committee and a term on the National Organic Standards Board.
A long-time advocate of relocalizing the food system, her books include The Feeding Web: Issues in Nutritional Ecology, The Nutrition Debate, Chicken Little, Tomato Sauce and Agriculture, and This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader, a book based on the lessons learned from 30 years of working toward growing her own, and her latest book Growing, Older, A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables.
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