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DR. MARION NESTLE: WHY FOOD? WHY NOW?
Dr. Marion Nestle will address the interaction of nutrition practice in culture, science and society. Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University and is the author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health; Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety; and What to Eat. Her most recent book is Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics. She writes the Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle, blogs at www.foodpolitics.com, and tweets @marionnestle.
FOOD + ART + MEDIUM
Nicole Caruth, Author & Blogger (moderator)
Victoria Yee Howe, Artist
Jennifer Rubell, Performance Artist
Tattfoo Tan, Performance Artist
Michael Harlan Turkell, Photographer, Heritage Radio Network Host "The Food Seen"
This panel asks the questions: Can art be eaten? Is eating an art? Food is an inspirational medium becoming increasingly more prevalent in art and performance. Food a medium that crosses the boundaries between the mundane and the avant garde. How are food artists using edible inspiration to change the definition of art and the definition of eating?
FOOD + TECH + CONTENT
Elissa Altman, Founder, Poor Man's Feast and Editor-At-Large, Rodale Books (moderator)
Kara Rota, Director - Editorial and Partnerships, Cookstr
Danielle Gould, Founder and CEO, Food + Tech Connect
This panel focuses on how food inspires improvements in technology. How can great content and new technology partner to bring information about cooking to a wider audience, driving education and enabling self-advocacy? There is a growing focus on encouraging authors and writers to bring their expertise to new forms of online content through tech and new media. How can that technology help form communities between people with interests throughout food and media?
FOOD + CULTURE + TASTE
Fabio Parasecoli, Professor and Author (moderator)
Colman Andrews, Author The Country Cooking of Italy, Editorial Director The Daily Meal
Giuliano Hazan, Chef and Author
Francis Lam, Writer and Editor Gilt Taste
FOOD + CULTURE + TASTE and will focus on the intersection between food culture, mass media, and the formation of Taste. How can food pop culture images and icons be both market-driven items delivered to a mass audience and points of ideological relevance?
FOOD + CITIES
Sarah Rich, Author of Urban Farms; Co-Founder, The Foodprint Project
Nicola Twilley, Author and Blogger, Edible Geography, Co-Founder, The Foodprint Project
Nicola Twilley and Sarah Rich, founders of Foodprint Project, an initiative that explores the ways food and cities give shape to one another. They facilitate international conversations that bring together people from all over different metropolitan areas in order to illuminate how intertwined what we eat and where we live actually are.
GARDEN GATHER DINNER
For information and ticket sales for the Garden Gather Dinner on Friday, May 4 7:30PM - 10:30PM
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Friday May 4 9am – 7pm
Saturday May 5 9am – 9pm
Sunday May 6 9am – 6:30pm
Subway – Food Book Fair at the Wythe Hotel is a 10 minute walk from the Bedford L Train Stop or the B-61 Bus.
Taxi/Car – 15 minutes from the Lower East Side. 30 minutes from Chelsea. There is plenty of street parking in Williamsburg.
East River Ferry – Our venue is a 5 minutes walk from the Williamsburg Ferry Terminal. The East River Ferry connects East Midtown at 34th Street in Manhattan with Long Island City in Queens, various points in Brooklyn, including Williamsburg and DUMBO, Governors Island and South Manhattan at Wall Street / Pier 11.
Reynards, in the Wythe Hotel, will provide food and beverages for purchase throughout the weekend. Williamsburg has lots of offer in the way of food and we'll be posting a list of recommended restaurants on our website.
ABOUT THE FOOD BOOK FAIR
The NYC Food Book Fair is the world’s first event aimed at bringing together food publications from around the globe. In addition to cookbooks, the Food Book Fair will feature memoirs and magazines addressing diverse topics including science, food systems, agriculture, urban design, food art and culture. Curated panel discussions, a pop-up bookstore and dozens of book signings will take place in the Events Space and Library of the Wythe Hotel.
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Food Book Fair
The NYC Food Book Fair is the world’s first event aimed at bringing together food publications from around the globe. In addition to cookbooks, the Food Book Fair will feature memoirs and magazines addressing diverse topics including science, food systems, agriculture, urban design, food art and culture. Curated panel discussions, a pop-up bookstore and dozens of book signings will take place in the Events Space and Library of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from May 4-6, 2012.