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: Urban Food Policy
The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES) has issued a new report with five case studies on successful urban food policy. lead authors are Corinna Hawkes and Jess Halliday.
- Belo Horizonte—food security
- Nairobi—urban agriculture
- Amsterdam—healthy weight
- Golden Horseshoe (Ontario, Canada)—food and farming
- Detroit—urban agriculture
It’s wonderfully written and illustrated.
And it is highly instructive about what has to be in place to put these policies in action (the report calls them enablers).
You want a food policy in your town? This will help.