[CANCELED] Sophie Egan: How to Be a Conscious Eater
Join us and New York Times contributor, Sophie Egan, to discuss her simple, pragmatic approach to choosing food that's good for your body, good for the planet, and good for our communities.
About How to Be a Conscious Eater:
Egan (Devoured: How What We Eat Defines Who We Are), a contributor to the New York Times's Well blog, offers a "radically practical" approach to eating both ethically and well in her insightful book. Using a three-question framework--asking whether something is good for oneself, for others, and for the planet--Egan presents thought-provoking ways to consider food choices, such as how much water a particular food item requires to produce. For instance, a handful of almonds require 23 gallons of water, while a stick of string cheese needs less. But cheese's carbon footprint is higher, and the nuts are healthier. Or one could opt for peanuts, which use less water than other nuts and are more affordable to boot. The section on seafood encompasses not only safety (via checking Seafoodwatch.org) but the effect on ocean habitats as well as fair wages for fishermen. Egan displays a talent for making the environmental complexities of food choices comprehensible, so that even discussions of food waste are intriguing. Setting a positive and encouraging tone throughout, she provides a thorough primer to combining health consciousness and environmental responsibility. --Publishers Weekly ''
"The clearest, most useful food book I own. Thank you, Sophie, from my stomach, farm animals everywhere, and my great-great-grandchildren."
--A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author
About Sophie Egan:
Sophie Egan is a Stanford lecturer and New York Times contributor whose work at The Culinary Institute of America and now her own agency, Full Table Solutions, has galvanized a nationwide movement to help all of us make healthier, more sustainable food choices—from moms to mayors, restaurant chains to foodservice companies, K-12 school districts to universities. She has written for the Washington Post, EatingWell, TIME, the Wall Street Journal, Bon Appétit, WIRED, and Sunset magazine. Her first book, Devoured: How What We Eat Defines Who We Are, is a journey into the American food psyche. She holds a master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on health and social behavior. You can find her in the mountains, on Twitter at @SophieEganM, and online at sophieegan.com.
A radically practical guide to making food choices that are good for you, others, and the planet.
Is organic really worth it? Are eggs ok to eat? If so, which ones are best for you, and for the chicken—Cage-Free, Free-Range, Pasture-Raised? What about farmed salmon, soy milk, sugar, gluten, fermented foods, coconut oil, almonds?