What we're about

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.

The Albany Food Readers Book Club is a proud member of the Food Readers Organization whose mission is to build food system book club communities in order to promote food system education and to empower participants with a new found awareness and appreciation for our food system.

We believe that reading, discussion, and community building are the ingredients needed to counterbalance the misconceptions in our food system.

We aim to meet as a group every 2 months. We use Meetup's poll feature to determine what our books of the month will be.

Book topics include farming, agriculture, cooking education, nature, ecology, food history, food biography, food memoirs, food science, food justice, food security, food policy and issues, foodie culture, and food related movements such as slow food, farm-to-table, vegan, vegetarian, raw food and gluten free just to name a few!

Our book club’s partnership with the Honest Weight Food Co-op has given us a terrific monthly meeting location in their Community Room. The space provides more than enough room for members to gather comfortably (chairs provided). If possible, members are encouraged to bring a dish, treat, or drink to our monthly meetings.

Feel free to visit the Food Readers Organization website to learn more. Their website is www.foodreaders.com.

Looking forward to meeting you at our next meeting! Any questions, just ask.

Also, If for any reason, you feel that you didn't have a great time at our Meetup, please message me with ideas on potential changes. The goal is to give everyone a 5 stars experience!

Keep Reading and Eating - Eric

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8/2019 Meet Up - Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness[...]

Announcement - Please remember to update your RSVP if your plans change. --------------------------------------------------------- LOCATION Albany's Honest Weight Food Co-op (Community Room) Plenty of room for parking. Handicap accessible. Chairs are provided! Here is a video from the entrance of the Co-Op to the Community Room where we meet - (https://vimeo.com/264855886) from Eric Fletcher • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM • Date: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 --------------------------------------------------------- BOOK OF THE MONTH • TITLE: Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat • AUTHOR: Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas • Book of the Month Amazon Link (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005GSYXGS/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1) • Book of the Month Good Reads Link (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8667490-life-on-the-line) --------------------------------------------------------- If you can, feel free to bring a dish, treat, or drink. *The Albany Food Readers Book Club is made possible entirely by member contributions. Monetary donations are encouraged but not required. --------------------------------------------------------- • How can I participate? Don’t worry! It is easy. This is a leisurely based book community for people who read the book of the month, are trying to connect with other like-minded individuals who happen to love to eat and read. • Basic Strategies: Highlight passages that interest you / relate to your past experiences, write down questions, tell us how you felt about the reading, relate it to something you have experienced, what didn’t you like? what did you like? was the writing style accessible? There is no perfect way to participate! If you'd like, check out the MESSAGE BOARD section of our Meetup page for more suggestions as well as information about our meeting structure! Lit Lovers Book Club Discussion Guide (http://www.litlovers.com/run-a-book-club/questions-for-nonfiction) --------------------------------------------------------- Please remember to monitor your RSVP status. If something changes, please make the appropriate changes. Cheers, Eric - Organizer ---------------------------------------------------------- *Monetary donations are encouraged for only those who are in a financial position well enough to merit such actions. All donations will go to offset the monthly Meet Up website costs. The organizer's responsibility is to pay all monthly expenses to Meet Up to keep our website active. The current monthly expense is $14.99 billed upfront in 6-month increments. That said, any monetary donation to help offset the expenses will be extremely appreciated. Donations above and beyond our operating expenses will go toward special events and guest speakers.

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