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Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest-PROGRAM CANCELLED

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 10/24/2012
Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 Meet writer David Hoppe and photographer Kristin Hess, commissioned by Indiana Humanities to spend a year traveling across the state exploring how Hoosiers think about, experience and share what they eat. Hoppe and Hess will discuss the resulting book, FOOD FOR THOUGHT: AN INDIANA HARVEST.

The photo-rich volume tells the story of Indiana's food renaissance through the voices of more than 80 people. Greenfield’s own Heather Hill of Hill Farms discusses how hogs are raised in their farrow-to-finish operation.

Also hear about Greg Gunthorp, whose grass-fed pork and poultry are served by some of the best chefs in the country, and Dani Tippman, reviving the Native American food traditions of her ancestors.

There is Lisa Sparks, who says she hates pie but keeps winning prizes for the best ones in America; Jay Akridge at Purdue University, who is training the next generation of farmers; Jesus Alverez, the Mexican immigrant known as the Pierogi King of Whiting, Indiana; and Aster Beckle, who has turned an urban farm into a lifeline for children in need.

Each one of these substantive, first-person stories is enhanced by original color photography, creating a vivid composite view of good food, contemporary trends, Midwestern culture and farming at this moment in history.

David Hoppe is an award-winning journalist, cultural critic, and playwright. He writes a regular column and is a contributing editor for NUVO, the alternative weekly in Indianapolis.

Kristin Hess is an award-winning photographer, graphic designer, and program coordinator for Indiana Humanities. She was ambassador for the Food for Thought program, which won the 2011 Schwartz Prize for top public humanities program in the nation.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: AN INDIANA HARVEST was published by IBJ Publishing and printed by an Indiana company. The book will be available for purchase.
Library: HCPL - Central Library    Map
Location: GBC Community Room B
Contact: Kristin Hess
Presenter: Author David Hoppe and Photographer Kristin Hess
Link: See more about the project.
Status: Closed
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