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Food For Thought Book Club – Unprocessed

Feb 1 2017 /6:00 pm

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Unprocessed:  My city-dwelling year of reclaiming real food  by Megan Kimble

In January of 2012, Megan Kimble was a twenty-six-year-old living in a small apartment without even a garden plot to her name. But she cared about where food came from, how it was made, and what it did to her body: so she decided to go an entire year without eating processed foods. Unprocessed is the narrative of Megan’s extraordinary year, in which she milled wheat, extracted salt from the sea, milked a goat, slaughtered a sheep, and more—all while earning an income that fell well below the federal poverty line.

What makes a food processed? As Megan would soon realize, the answer to that question went far beyond cutting out snacks and sodas, and became a fascinating journey through America’s food system, past and present. She learned how wheat became white; how fresh produce was globalized and animals industrialized. But she also discovered that in daily life, as she attempted to balance her project with a normal social life—which included dating—the question of what made a food processed was inextricably tied to gender and economy, politics and money, work and play.

Backed by extensive research and wide-ranging interviews—and including tips on how to ditch processed food and transition to a real-food lifestyle—Unprocessed offers provocative insights not only on the process of food, but also the processes that shape our habits, communities, and day-to-day lives.

Details

Date:
Feb 1 2017
Time:
6:00 pm
Website:
https://inwfoodnetwork.org/food-for-thought-book-club/

Venue

Coeur d’Alene Public Library
702 E Front St
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 United States

Organizer

INWFN
Email:
info@inwfoodnetwork.org
Website:
inwfoodnetwork.org
INW Food Network