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Bread, Wine, Chocolate: Saving and Savoring Our Favorite Endangered Foods

Audrey O’Connor Lecture

Simran Sethi, Author, journalist, academic associate, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne
Wednesday, October 26; 7:30 p.m.

Embedded in every conversation about feeding people, conserving natural resources and ensuring a healthy diet, is the threat of losing agricultural biodiversity. Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi spent five years meeting and working with people dedicated to making our food supply more secure, abundant and delicious. Join us as she relates stories from her travels across six continents to interview scientists, farmers, chefs, winemakers, conservationists, and advocates and experts of all types to learn the intimate histories of our foods and ways we can better save—and savor—them. Her talk will include a tasting of Finger Lakes Cider House cider, tracing the journey of local historic apples into non-alcoholic shrub and hard cider. Founded by Cornell alumna Melissa Madden and Garrett Moore, the Cider House and their farm, The Good Life, are committed to preserving heirloom apples and biodiversity.

Date/time: Wednesday, October 26; 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University