If you are going to be in NYC this coming Saturday, October 17th, and you have an interest in food, health, or history, then you would be a FOOL not to attend this event.  If you wont be in NYC, then get to NYC!  The New York Academy of Medicine is hosting the "Eating Through Time" festival, a celebration of food, health, and history.  I am thrilled to say I will not only be a speaker on a panel, but I will also be conducting a workshop on "Food in Space".  

Using food as the common theme, chefs, historians, writers, and public health experts are being brought together to discuss the past, present, and future of food in society, culture, and policy. This daylong event will include lectures, demonstrations, workshops, book signings, and more.   

How will we eat in the future and why?  Both in the past and the present, conceptions of the "future" have guided food research and innovation.  The panel I will be part of will examine how past and present conceptions of the "future" have guided our own research and practices both in the academy and in industry. 

I will be conducting a workshop on "FOOD IN SPACE: Not Just Freeze-Dried Ice Cream".  I will discuss the challenges of developing food for astronauts and how this food might change how we eat on earth. If you are wondering whether or not there will be a tasting of various dishes, well, there sure will be!  

If you're not sold yet, special guests include:

  • Chef Jacques Pépin, on food memories, a theme of his upcoming final PBS show Jacques Pépin Heart and Soul and its companion cookbook.
  • A Place at the Table, Film and Q&A with Tom Colicchio and Lori Silverbush
  • Cookbook Author Bryant Terry, in conversation on food, politics, and the power of culture
  • Josh Evans, The Nordic Food Lab
  • The Culinary Institute of America
  • Harvard Public Health

REGISTER HERE: http://www.nyam.org/events/2015/2015-10-17.html