Tonight in NYC! Panel on Food Literacy at The New School

This is a last-minute heads up, but if you are free tonight, there is a discussion at The New School titled “What’s for Dinner? The Rise of Food Literacy.” Get some insight into all of those words we throw around these days: CSA, foodscape, slow food, etc. Panelists include Brian Halweil of Edible East End (and a soon-to-be Edible Manhattan), Ann Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesemongers, and Michael Anthony, executive chef of Gramercy Tavern. Details below.

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From the New School website:

What’s for Dinner? The Rise of Food Literacy
June 3, 2008 6:00 p.m.

Americans are slowly but surely becoming more aware of their food and how it gets to their tables. In recent years, the terms locavore, foodshed, and community supported agriculture (CSA) have entered the popular lexicon. This heightened cultural and economic awareness has highlighted previously obscure problems of our food system . We are becoming better cooks, more informed consumers, and, in the words of the Slow Food movement, “co-producers.” Our panel will explore the lexical contours of the changing American “foodscape.”

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

$8; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID

Box Office Information:
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(Images: Kathryn Hill)