I have a few things to tell you! (don’t you just love a good announcement?)
The first… is that this site is getting a bit of an upgrade and a makeover. My outrageously talented friends Aurel and Molly de St. Andre are working on it as we speak, and I can’t wait till the whole thing goes hoppin’ live. I’m just telling you now! I know that change can be a little jarring, and so consider this a gentle preparation. It will look different, but it’s still me, just with a bit more lipstick on, shall we say. Soon! Soon!
Also, for you who are in the area, I am so excited to announce that I’ll be teaching a food writing workshop this fall. We’ll meet over the course of four Thursday nights around that big lovely table at Rubi’s Coffee and Sandwiches in Great Barrington- reading some great food writing, writing some of our own, and talking about ways to get our writing out there. And the best part? Plenty of wine and cheese is included in the cost of the workshop. (How can we talk about food writing without getting hungry?) We’ll meet November 3, 10, 17, and December 1, and the cost of the workshop is $225. Just send me an email through the contact link up there if you are interested in registering.
And… one more for the locals! Berkshire Grown is hosting a pretty fantastic (and FREE) series starting tonight. They will be showing 9 videotaped lectures from UC Berkley from a series called Edible Education in the lecture hall at Simon’s Rock College in Great Barrington. You can go here to learn more about the series, but just to entice you, here’s the line up:
October 5: FOOD AS CULTURE- Peter Sellars
October 12: THE POLITICS OF FOOD- Marion Nestle
October 19: PERSPECTIVES ON RACE, PLACE, AND FOOD- Alegria de la Cruz, Rebecca Flournoy, and Yvonne Yen Liu
October 26: NUTRITION, HEALTH, & DIET-RELATED DISEASE- Patricia Crawford and Robert Lustig
November 2: CORPORATIONS & THE FOOD MOVEMENT- Jack Sinclair and Michael Pollan
November 9: SCHOOL LUNCH & EDIBLE SCHOOLYARDS- Ann Cooper
November 16: FEEDING THE WORLD- Raj Patel
November 30: AGRICULTURE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE- Eric Schlosser, Gred Asbed, and Lucas Benitez
December 7: WHAT IS AN EDIBLE EDUCATION?- Alice Waters
That’s all for today, friends… Happy Wednesday!