Kristin Lawless, with chef Erica Wides, "Formerly Known as Food"

June 19, 2018, 7:00 PM

Community Bookstore
143 Seventh Avenue

Independent journalist and nutrition expert Kristin Lawless sounds a passionate and deeply-researched call for a new food movement. After years of "eat this, not that" advice from doctors, journalists, and food faddists, she offers something completely different.  Lawless presents a comprehensive explanation of the problem—going beyond nutrition to issues of food choice, class, race, and gender—and provides a sound and simple philosophy of eating, which she calls the "Whole Egg Theory." The billion-dollar food industry is reshaping our food preferences, altering our brains, changing the composition of our microbiota, and even affecting the expression of our genes. Lawless chronicles how this is happening and what it means for our bodies, health, and survival. In Formerly Known as Food, Lawless speaks to a new generation looking for a different conversation about the food on our plates.

Kristin will be joined by Erica Wides for a conversation about her book and food movements. Erica Wides is a chef, culinary instructor, food writer, media host and actor. She's been a part of the NY food world for over 25 years, working in restaurants such as Arcadia, Savoy, and The China Grill, and teaching at the Institute of Culinary Education for 15 years. Erica is the creator and host of Let's Get Real, which ran on the Heritage Radio Network for over 250 episodes, and is the host, creator and producer of her new webseries, Funny People Making Food. She's also written for Huffington Post, Food Republic, and NuMi. She currently teaches at Home Cooking New York, a recreational, homestyle cooking school.