In conjunction with the slowfoodnation events, The Commonwealth Club has been hosting How We Eat, a series of food related lectures. A few of the ones coming up piqued my interest.
Monday, August 25th @ 5:15 pm
Alone in the Kitchen with Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone
Is there a stigma about eating alone? We all cook alone at one point or another. Jenni Ferrari-Adler lets us know that other people are as hung up on it as we are. Her essays make good company: They’re meant to inspire, entertain, comfort and provide practical help in the form of recipes for one. Please note: This event will take place at the Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor. Admission is free for members, $8 for non-members. Check-in is at 4:45 pm. For reservations and information, please call 415-597-6705.
Tuesday, August 26th @ 6:00 pm
Marion Nestle and Davia Nelson
Pet Food Politics and Hidden Kitchens
There’s more than meets the eye in that box of Meow Mix. The pet food industry links matters as diverse as global food safety, health policy, international trade, and corporate and governmental influence. Marion Nestle’s examination of the 2007 pet food recall developed into an expose that revealed glaring gaps in food safety between the United States and the developing countries that produce the food. She will speak about her research, which follows tainted pet food from its source in China to its destination—feed for pigs, chickens and fish in the United States. Please note: This event will take place at the Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor. Admission is $12 for members, $18 for non-members. Check-in is at 5:30 pm. For reservations and information, please call 415-597-6705.