Sunday, September 28, 2008

Upcoming Food Events

We are going to start a weekly feature in which we post upcoming food events in and around Penn/Philadelphia. We will post it every Sunday. If you have any events that you would like to appear on this weekly feature, please email with the information.

This week's events, 9/28-10/4:

"Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty" with author Mark Winne

  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 5:00pm
  • University of Pennsylvania; Apse, 4th Floor, Fisher Fine Arts Library (220 S. 34th Street)
  • Co-sponsored by Fox Leadership Program, Penn Planning, and Penn Center for Studies in Public Health
Food stands as a glaring example of how the gap between this country's "haves" and "have-nots" remains deep and wide. Join us in this public lecture where Mark Winne discusses the issues of hunger, food insecurity, and the policies and systems that seek to close the food gap in America. For more information about the event, please contact
Metropolitan Agriculture in North America: From Planning to Development
  • Saturday, October 4, 2008 from noon - 5:30pm
  • University of Pennsylvania, Houston Hall (3418 Spruce St., Philadelphia PA)
  • Hosts: MetroAg - Alliance for Urban Agriculture; Penn Planning & Penn Institute for Urban Research; with support from the Cedar Tree Foundation

Please join us for the first public forum for the new Alliance for Urban Agriculture (MetroAg). The afternoon will start with an informal networking lunch, followed by roundtable discussions of regional planning and community and economic development featuring leading practitioners, policy makers, and scholars of sustainable agriculture. The event will conclude with the first general meeting of the Alliance. This forum is part of the annual conference of the Community Food Security Coalition, taking place in Cherry Hill, NJ, October 4-8. The $30 ticket includes a locally grown lunch (with vegetarian options), coffee and snacks. A limited number of student and low-income scholarships are available on a first-come basis. Click here to register.

Next week, 10/5-10/12:

Marcella Hazan – Amarcord: Marcella Remembers

  • Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 7:30PM
  • Central Library (1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103)
  • Cost: $14 General Admission, $7 Students

The godmother of Italian cooking in the United States, Marcella Hazan’s standard-setting cookbooks include Marcella Cucina and Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking. Her husband, food and wine-writer Victor Hazan, will accompany Marcella on stage as she discusses her latest memoir, Amarcord. The Hazans will be interviewed by Patricia Talorico of the Delaware News Journal. (Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture)

NOTE: Andy Kahan is offering FREE tickets to Penn students for this event. If you are interested, please email him directly at

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