I’m speaking with Fabio Parasecoli about his new book, Gastronativism: Food, Identity, Politics, at the Museum of the City of New York at a session chaired by Krishnendu Ray at 6:30 pm. Information is here and the ticketing link is here. This is a preview of the museum’s forthcoming exhibit, Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate (opening September 16) and is co-presented by MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink).
Jamie Oliver’s fix on American school food: watch the video
Jamie Oliver, the British celebrity chef who has taken on school food as a personal crusade against childhood obesity – and with some success in Great Britain – wants to do the same for us. He is starting with a school in Huntington, West Virginia, a community that gives itself credit for being the unhealthiest in America.
Thanks to NYU student Jessica Watkins for forwarding this video of his plans. The reactions of people in the community to Jamie’s ideas are especially interesting.
This is the start of a TV series. Is his campaign about theater or is this real public health? I guess we’ll have to watch and decide.
Update March 7: Here’s Jamie Oliver’s famous TED video.