Thursday, November 13, 2008

Local Food Events

For those of you near FOTL's stomping grounds (or those needing an excuse to travel), a couple noteworthy food-related events are coming up in January.

First, Michael Pollan will be discussing food sustainability issues at Benaroya Hall on January 12 as part of the Seattle Arts & Lectures series. Pollan, a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine, is the author of In Defense of Food and The Omnivore's Dilemma. It would be hard to overestimate the impact his books have had on the current dialogue about how and what we should eat.

Click here to order tickets to Michael Pollan.

Second, the winter session of SAL's Wednesday University begins on January 14: Food for Thought: The Ethics, Culture, and Politics of Eating. From the brochure: "Using key concepts and approaches drawn from ethics, political ecology, and cultural studies, this course will explore how food production and consumption creates meanings, identities, relationships, and values that extend far beyond nutrition alone. We will investigate how ethics and values inform who eats what, where, and how; issues of hunger and vulnerability; debates about farming and genetically modified food; movements to eat local and eat slow; food as a form of self-care; and the globalization of food economies."

Click here to register for Wednesday University's Food for Thought course.

1 comment:

drfugawe said...

ahh, you guys do enjoy a rich and stimulating cultural environment - but we'll leave ya'all with that and the nasty weather - after Oct., we make a point of not going north again until May!

I read Pollan's, "Botany of Desire" right after reading "The Secret Life of Plants" and my gardening has never been the same since. I think the guy is hard at work building his literary legacy, which I certainly don't deny him - but he does "push" at times!

Have a great trip.