Renewing America's Food Traditions: Saving and Savoring the Continents Most Endangered Foods
Renewing America's Food Traditions: An Evening With Gary Paul Nabhan and Ashley Rood
Sponsored by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture
Wednesday, April 29 from 6 to 8:30 pm
Gary Paul Nabhan, writer, food and farming advocate, rural lifeways folklorist, and conservationist, may be best known by farmers' market fans for his pioneering Southwestern locavore experiment described in Coming Home to Eat. He founded the Renewing America's Food Traditions alliance (RAFT) and edited the book by the same name. Renewing America's Food Traditions: Saving and Savoring the Continent's Most Endangered Foods is a journey across North America's 13 distinct food nations that details over 90 endangered plant and animal foods and brings them to life with cultural histories, folk traditions, and historic recipes. Nabhan will travel from Pinyon Nut Nation to speak at the Ferry Building and will be joined by local Acorn Nation environmental advocate and sustainable agriculture activist Ashley Rood, who contributed to this book and coauthored its precursor. Together they will offer tales and tidbits from the book, including success stories about the renewal and revitalization of traditional foodways. These stories remind us how our food choices can support biodiversity and reinforce a region's distinct culinary identity.
The presentation will be followed by a tasting of some rare and endangered foods found at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, including (subject to changes):
Santa Maria Pinquito beans
Nothstine Dent cornbread
Cherokee Purple tomatoes
Hoshigaki (Japanese-style dried persimmons)
Dried Elephant Heart plums
Dried Babcock peaches
Sierra Beauty applesauce
Santa Rosa plum conserve
Gravenstein apple butter
Mission olive oil
The event will take place in the Port Commission Hearing Room, second floor of the Ferry Building in San Francisco (Embarcadero at Market St.). The cost is $10 (plus $1.24 service fee). Tickets are nonrefundable.
"Renewing America's Food Traditions gives us a great food adventure to embark on--really no less than discovering ourselves through foods that we didn't even know were, in some way, ours. And what an amazing adventure this is!" Deborah Madison, from the foreword
Port Commission Hearing Room, Ferry Bldg., 2nd fl.
One Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
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