May 21, 2009 · 7:00 PM
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It's been a while but it's time for another MNYCEM Book Club read. Each few months we'll read books with varying environmental topics and meet at a restaurant and have a discussion over dinner or a snack. Yes you need to read the book (or at least part of the book ) to come to attend. :)
This time we'll be reading and discussing:
Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives by Carolyn Steel
Hungry City examines the way in which modern food production has damaged the balance of human existence, and reveals that we have yet to resolve a centuries-old dilemma – one which holds the key to a host of current problems, from obesity, the inexorable rise of the supermarkets, to the destruction of the natural world. Carolyn Steel follows food on its journey – from the land (and sea) to market and supermarket, kitchen to table, waste-dump and back again – exploring the historical roots and the contemporary issues at each stage of food’s cycle. She shows how our lives and our environment are being manipulated but explains how we can change things for the better. Original, inspiring and written with infectious enthusiasm and belief, Hungry City illuminates an issue that is fundamental to us all.
**Please try to update your RSVP as the day of the event gets closer. If you're not a definite, it's okay to say maybe and change your RSVP to yes or no later on. Thanks!
We'll be meeting at Vegetarian Dim Sum House (a very recession friendly restaurant as you can spend as little as $3 on a dish)
J/M/Z/N/Q/R/6/W to Canal St.
B/D to Grand St.
F to E. Broadway
The restaurant is south of Canal on Pell St. between Mott and Bowery