An Evening With Michael Pollan

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Friday, December 10, 2010, 8:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall
$42/$38/$26

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Join us at 6:30 in the Bass Concert Hall lobby for the Farm Direct Showcase, featuring local growers, producers, and food artisans, non-profits and businesses.

Presented in partnership with Book People and Edible Austin Eat Local Week.

We invite you to spend a fascinating evening with bestselling author, journalist, and food activist Michael Pollan. For the past twenty years Pollan has written about the places the human and natural worlds intersect, challenging the way Americans think about eating.

Central Texans are increasingly moving toward healthful, locally produced, and sustainable food options, and Pollan has been at the front of the movement. In books such as The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, Pollan demonstrates how difficult it is to navigate today’s complex world of food production. The 2009 PBS two-hour documentary based on his book, The Botany of Desire, as well as his latest book, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, has prompted a generation to consider rules for eating to live healthier and happier lives.

“In the more than four decades that I have been reading and writing about the findings of nutritional science, I have come across nothing more intelligent, sensible and simple to follow than the 64 principles outlined in a slender, easy-to-digest new book called Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, by Michael Pollan.” NEW YORK TIMES

Reviews, Resources, and More

A Stale Food Fight – The New York Times OP-ED by Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser
The 36-Hour Dinner Party – The New York Times
Michael Pollan’s website
Edible Austin Eat Local Week is an annual, week-long celebration of local food in Central Texas and benefit for Urban Roots , a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as a means to transform the lives of young people and to increase access to healthy food, December 3–11, 2010.


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