WHEN: Friday, November 17th @ 6:30pm
WHAT: Bring a favorite seasonal dish for others to taste, along with the printed recipe for sharing. (We’ll supply small tasting cups, utensils, etc.) After some tasting we’ll watch Part 1: Fire of Michael Pollan’s documentary “Cooked“. Pollan is the author of numerous books, including Food Rules, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and In Defense of Food.
“…cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships: with plants and animals, the soil, farmers, our history and culture, and, of course, the people our cooking nourishes and delights. Cooking, above all, connects us.
The effects of not cooking are similarly far reaching. Relying upon corporations to process our food means we consume large quantities of fat, sugar, and salt; disrupt an essential link to the natural world; and weaken our relationships with family and friends. In fact, Cooked argues, taking back control of cooking may be the single most important step anyone can take to help make the American food system healthier and more sustainable. Reclaiming cooking as an act of enjoyment and self-reliance, learning to perform the magic of these everyday transformations, opens the door to a more nourishing life.“
Pollan is like no other with his ability to explore and simplify the subject of food. Cooked explores the relationships between our food and our family, our health, and our culture and traditions. Food is more than fuel – and this movie just might shift your thinking and approach to one of life’s basic necessities. (We’ll be showing the other parts of the documentary at future movie nights.)
Please RSVP for the evening here at our Meetup group.
See you soon and let’s eat!