Saturday, September 21st, 6pm
Glens Garden Market
2001 S ST NW, Washington DC
Ever wonder why the road to “eating well” always leads to inflated grocery bills? Join us for Books & Beer as we uncover the truths of America’s food system with award-winning author and journalist, Tracie McMillan.
From California fields, a Walmart produce aisle outside of Detroit, and the kitchen of a New York City Applebee’s, Tracie tells the inconvenient truths behind the human cost of cheap food in her book, The American Way of Eating. McMillan’s book argues for thinking of fresh, healthy food as a public and social good—a stance that inspired The New York Times to call her “a voice the food world needs.”
In conversation with Nevin Martell, DC-based food writer and co-author of The Founding Farmers Cookbook, Tracie will share her experiences as an undercover reporter and will discuss her thought-provoking journey through the middle and lower-class food system of America.
At Glens Garden Market, neighbors select from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s finest produce, meats, poultry, dairy products and specialty foods in a space designed to celebrate seasonality and offer unprecedented access to environmentally sustainable, locally grown foods. The store showcases foods grown or created by farmers and artisans in DC, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York.
Admission includes one Brooklyn Brewery beer. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Slow Food DC.
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