Watch What You Eat
March 6, 2007 – 8:00 p.m. (McCosh 50 with simulcast in McCosh 10) J. Edward Farnum Lecture
Why look at food? Because its constantly changing appearance tells us a great deal about ourselves and our society. The lecture will examine the subject of food from many directions, exploring the way it has looked at different times in history and in different places in the contemporary world. The talk will consider markets, the table, and media of all sorts. Reichl, former restaurant critic for the New York Times, is currently editor in chief of Gourmet magazine. She has written several “culinary memoirs” including Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table (1999); Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table (2001); and most recently, Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise (2005). Before turning to writing she was a chef and coowner of the Swallow Restaurant in Berkeley, California.