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 viewing: Hasan Minhaj on obesity politics
I learned about this from a tweet.
I recognized the clip. It was from an interview I did in January in Toronto: TVO’s The Agenda: Battling bias in nutrition research (slso on YouTube, and in transcript). Nam was the terrific interviewer.
But do not miss Minhaj’s last Patriot Act episode of 2019, “How America is Causing Global Obesity.” This is a brilliantly researched account of obesity politics, from food industry influence to trade policy.
I couldn’t have done better myself and dearly wish I had his production team (and his performance ability).