In her riveting New Yorker review of Colin Beaven’s No Impact Man and other books based on year-long experiments in green living, Elizabeth Colbert coined the term, “eco-stunt” to describe them. Julie Powell’s Julie/Julia blog project extended the genre to eating. In this category, an intrepid school teacher, Mrs. Q, has vowed to eat school lunches every day for a year. She is, of course, recording the details for posterity. Will she survive? I can’t wait to find out.
Update January 19: Thanks to Andy Bellatti of Small Bites for doing a personal interview with Mrs. Q. I’m happy to see that she is indeed surviving, and flourishing at that.
Next public appearance
I’m giving the keynote address at this organization’s Real Food Innovator Awards Gala.
It’s from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire, NW