The Food Book Fair: Where Food Systems and Culture Collide The Food Book Fair: Where Food Systems and Culture Collide
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The Food Book Fair: Where Food Systems and Culture Collide

May 2, 2013


The event, now in its second year, will commence on Thursday, May 2nd with a fundraiser for Veggie Island, a community hub for locally-grown products that improved access to fresh produce in Rockaway Beach, which suffered tremendously from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The proceeds of the benefit will help the organization rebuild and thrive. Veggie Island plans to provide increased outreach to their community in the form of gardening, cooking, and youth internships. A compelling cast of culinary characters will bring their novel cuisine to the event. Chefs include Melia Marden, Nancy S. Hachisu, Raquel Pelzel, and many others. The weekend will wind down with a resource fair that will bring helpful information to small food start-ups. Book publishers, investors, educators, activists and entrepreneurs will give start-ups the resources they need to blossom.


The Food Book Fair is so much more than its name may suggest. Sure, eating and reading play a role, but the real crux of the event is to inspire change and goodness in our society through thinking and talking about food and all that food symbolizes.

For more information about the weekend, visit: www.foodbookfair.com; Purchase here: www.kitchit.com/tickets/FBF

 

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