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
This is a conversation about 101 Classic Cookbooks, 501 Classic Recipes (Rizzoli Books, 2013), with Clark Wolf, Marvin Taylor (curator NYU Fales Library), Rose Levy Beranbaum (author, The Cake Bible), and Madhur Jaffrey (actor and author). 7:30 p.m. 92ndY Tribeca, 200 Hudson St, Price $15, RSVP: here