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).
Weekend Reading: Fed Up
Dale Finley Slongwhite. Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food. University Press of Florida, 2014.
Yes, there’s a movie called Fed Up (in which I make a very brief appearance) but this book covers a quite different topic. It takes a tough look at the impact of widespread pesticide use on farmworkers in the area around Lake Apopka in Central Florida. Slongwhite tells the individual stories of these workers through oral histories, thereby putting a human face on callous disregard for people and the environment.